Lipoprotein (a)
0099174
Ordering Recommendation
Not recommended for cardiovascular risk assessment in asymptomatic adults. May aid in CVD risk stratification in specific populations.
Mnemonic
LIPO A
Methodology
Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body Fluids.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
< 30 mg/dL  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
83695
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0099174Lipoprotein (a)10835-7
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Aliases
  • Lp(a)
  • Lp(a) apoprotein