Lipoprotein (a)


Test Information

Test Name

Lipoprotein (a)

Synonyms

LPA; Cardiac Scan Profile

Preferred Specimen

EDTA

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

3 days


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Fasting preferable

Processing Information

Registration Code

LIPO

Notes

  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required

Alternative Specimen

Heparin; Plain tube


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Volume

0.5 mL serum or plasma

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