Imperial Collage Healthcare

Lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a))


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 immunoassay with a nephelometric rate detection.


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


Reference Range

0-300 mg/L


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


Sample Volume
1 mL


Turnaround Time
1 week


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