Lipoprotein A, Serum

Useful For: Elevated concentrations of Lp(a) are associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease.

Methodology: Immunoturbidimetric

Specimen Requirements:
1 RED-top tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

• 1 SST tube or 1 lavender-top (EDTA plasma) also acceptable.
• Grossly lipemic samples are UNACCEPTABLE.
• Avoid hemolysis.

Analytical Time: 2 days

Days Set Up: Sunday through Friday

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