Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Lipoprotein (a)

Test Name: Lipoprotein (a)
Alternate Name(s): Lpa
Lp(a)
Lipoprotein a
Lipoprotein A
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4 mL Lavender (EDTA) top Vacutainer tube or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum/plasma required is 1 mL.

Samples must be separated within 4 h of collection.

Store and send frozen.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Tuesday - Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
20 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: Greater than 30 mg/dL associated with 1.7-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Less than 8.94 mg/dL lower limit for reporting
Effective Date: 2014-07-28
Revised Date: 2015-01-26
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Greater than 30 mg/dL associated with 1.7-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Less than 8.94 mg/dL lower limit for reporting
Special Processing:  
Comments: Referred out Tuesday-Thursday
Method of Analysis: Siemens BN ProSpec N Latex enhanced nephelometric assay
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
LIPOA
 
Referred To: Hospitals In-Common Laboratory Inc.

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