Imperial Collage Healthcare

Lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a))

Lab Code : LPA

Test Background
Lp(a) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Concentrations are genetically determined, with high concentrations being associated with the higher risk phenotype. Quantitation of Lp(a) is performed by an isoform insensitive immunoassay for improved accuracy

Clinical Indications
Measurement of Lp(a) should be considered in patients with a moderate or high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Reference Range

Cardiovascular Risk Stratification:

Low Risk                      <75 nmol/L (<300 mg/L)

Borderline Risk              75 – 125 nmol/L (300 – 500 mg/L)

High Risk                     >125 nmol/L (>500 mg/L)

Sample Required
Serum preferred (red top), heparin (green top) and EDTA (lavender top) acceptable

Sample Volume
1 mL

Turnaround Time
1 week

Filter by A-Z

Select a test from the left to view more details.