Aids in evaluation of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Plain Red.
Ensure complete clot formation has taken place prior to centrifugation. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 2 week; Frozen: 18 months
Lp-PLA2 activity should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical evaluation and patient risk assessment as an indicator of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This test does not replace blood lipid testing or other traditional risk factors identified for cardiovascular disease.
U/mL is equivalent to nmol/min/mL.
Samples that are visibly hemolyzed should be redrawn.
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