Not recommended for cardiovascular risk assessment in asymptomatic adults. May aid in CVD risk stratification in specific populations.
- Patient Preparation
- Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plasma Separator Tube (PST). Also acceptable: Green (Lithium Heparin), Lavender (EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA).
- Specimen Preparation
- Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate 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
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Body Fluids.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 3 months
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Lp(a) apoprotein