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.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

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

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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

83695

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0099174 Lipoprotein (a) 10835-7
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Aliases

  • Lp(a)
  • Lp(a) apoprotein
Lipoprotein (a)