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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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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