|Test Code||LPA / LIPA-M|
|Test||LIPOPROTEIN a, SERUM|
|Methodology||Automated Turbidimetric Immunoassay|
|Specimen||Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube following an overnight (12-14 hour) fast. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (0.5mL minimum) of serum refrigerated in a screw-capped, plastic vial.|
|Reference Values||< or = 30 mg/dL
Values >30 mg/dL may suggest increased risk of coronary heart disease.
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Saturday|