Lipoprotein (a)

Abbrev Code:LIPOA   
Order Code:LAB8154Order Name:Lipoprotein (a)
Methodology:Particle enhanced immunoturbidimetric
CPT Codes: 83695 x1, 83695 x1
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed and reported daily.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Green (lithium heparin, gel) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel)
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 refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated to arrive within 48 hours of collection, otherwise ship frozen.
Stability:After separation from cells: 8 hours at room temperature; 2 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen at -70 C or colder.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East)


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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