CPT Code: 83695
Order Code: 91729
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Lipoprotein Little a; Lp(a)
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 14 days
Frozen (-20°C): 90 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; gross icterus
Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days
Report Comment: Risk: Optimal <75 nmol/L; Moderate 75-125 nmol/L; High >125 nmol/L. Cardiovascular event risk category cut points (optimal, moderate, high) are based on Tsimika S. JACC 2017;69:692-711.
Clinical Significance: Elevated concentrations of Lp(a) are associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease.
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