Lipoprotein (a)


Sunquest Code:LIPOA  
Epic Code:LAB8154Epic Name:Lipoprotein (a)
Synonyms:Lp(a); LPA; Lpa; LPPA
Methodology:Immunoturbidimetry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA))
Causes for Rejection:Body fluid


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Stability:After separation from cells: 8 hours at room temperature; 2 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99174


Interpretive

Reference Range:Less than 30 mg/dL
Use:Not recommended for cardiovascular risk assessment in asymptomatic adults. May aid in CVD risk stratification in specific populations.


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