Lipoprotein (a)

Last Modified: 5/30/2019 11:55:42 AM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial 

Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient (Preferred)
14 days Refrigerated 
90 days Frozen

Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
Reference Range:

< 75 nmol/L

Critical Ranges:  
Methodology: Immunoturbidometric
Clinical Significance: Elevated concentrations of Lp(a) are associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease.
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: LIPPA
EPIC Test Code: LAB563
Send Out Test Code: 34604
Alternate Test Names: Lp(a)
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 83695

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