Lipoprotein(a) is a 'low density lipoprotein variant'. Elevated Lp(a) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, particularly when in the presence of other lipid risk factors such as high LDL, low HDL and thrombogenic risk factors. It has a high affinity for the arterial wall and displays many athero-thrombogenic properties.
|Tube||01 (SE) - Serum Gel|
|Additional Information||This analysis is usually only available for the lipid clinic. Requests from other locations should be discussed with the duty biochemist.|
|Turn Around||Turnaround time stated by Newcastle: 1 day|
|Send to||Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary.)
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Advice||Full information on all referred tests can be found on the referred tests information database, EQMS reference BSF2REC17003.|
|Collection Con||Lithium heparin and EDTA plasma also acceptable.
Instructions to lab: centrifuge, separate plasma and store in fridge.
Minimum volume: 1 mL serum (0.5 mL for paediatrics).
|Ref. Range Notes||32-90 nmol/L - minor increase in cardiovascular risk.
91-200 nmol/L - moderate increase in cardiovascular risk.
201-400 nmol/L - highly increased cardiovascular risk.
>400 nmol/L - very highly increased cardiovascular risk.
|Telepath||LLIPA / JLIPA|
|ICE Codes||LLIPA / JLIPA|