Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 20, 2019 @ 9:13 am

2570

Lipoprotein (a)

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Fasting Specimen is Preferred
  • Separate from cells ASAP
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 14 Day(s); Frozen: 12 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Nephelometry
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83695
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : <30 mg/dL

Elevated levels of Lipoprotein(a) are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Components:
  • 2570 - LIPOPROTEIN (a)
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