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