Lipoprotein (a)

Measurement of Lp(a) is indicated for risk assessment in patients with a strong family history of atherosclerosis.
Clinical details: 
Levels of Lp(a) are mostly genetically determined and are also higher in West African and Afro-Caribbean populations. Interference due to hypertriglycerideaemia (TG > 10 mmol/L).
Reference range: 

Cardiovascular risk increases if Lp(a)> 0.5g/L

Sample type and Volume required: 
Clotted (yellow SST tube). Serum or EDTA (purple top) plasma.
Turnaround time: 
3 days
Reference Chemistry Laboratory at St Thomas'
0207 188 1264
4th floor, North Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015