Lipoprotein (a) : 34604

Test Code
LIPOAQ or 34604

Alias/See Also
Lp (a)

CPT Codes

Serum separator tube, plain red, green (no gel) (sodium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or royal blue (EDTA).

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube and transport. Centrifuge plain red, green, lavender, or royal blue and aliquot 1 mL (Min: 0.5 mL) serum or plasma into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 90 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis, grossly lipemic, grossly icteric.


Setup Schedule
Sunday & Tuesday & Thursday

Report Available
3-6 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
less than 75 nmol/L

Clinical Significance
Elevated concentrations of Lp(a) are associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics

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