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LIPOPROTEIN (A)

Mnemonic

LIPO A

Synonym

Lipo(a) - LIPO A

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one gold (SST), green (sodium or lithium heparin) or lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature before centrifuging. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Within 24 hours of receipt

Method

Immunoturbidimetric

Referral Lab

ARUP (99174)

Reference Values

Reference Values

<30 mg/dL

CPT Codes

83695

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:22 AM


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