Not recommended for cardiovascular risk assessment in asymptomatic adults. May aid in CVD risk stratification in specific populations.
Within 24 hours
Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Plasma Separator Tube (PST). Also acceptable: Green (Lithium Heparin), Lavender (EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA).
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)
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 days; Frozen: 3 months
< 30 mg/dL
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Lp(a) apoprotein