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Lipoprotein A (LPA)

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB563 
Methodology: Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 3 days for Routine orders
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).
Transport: Frozen.
Handling: Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.
Unacceptable conditions: Body Fluids.
Stability: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 months

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Not recommended for cardiovascular risk assessment in asymptomatic adults. May aid in CVD risk stratification in specific populations.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 83695
Last Changed: 11/16/2016 14:04:14
Last Reviewed: 12/27/2016 00:18:04