Newcastle Laboratories

Lipoprotein (a) - Lp(a)

Clinical Background:

Lipoprotein (a) is composed of an LDL‑like particle to which the lipoprotein (a)‑specific apolipoprotein (a) is bonded by a disulfide bridge. Apolipoprotein (a) is highly homologous to plasminogen....

Lipoprotein (a) is composed of an LDL‑like particle to which the lipoprotein (a)‑specific apolipoprotein (a) is bonded by a disulfide bridge. Apolipoprotein (a) is highly homologous to plasminogen. Lipoprotein (a) is a cholesterol‑rich lipoprotein which is synthesized in the liver independently of triglycerides and is not subject to the influence of age or diet.

Independent prospective risk factor for coronary heart disease.

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Serum

    Serum

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Serum

     

    Serum

     

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1 mL

    1 mL

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    0.5 mL

    0.5 mL

  • Sample Stability:

    Unseparated sample: unknown

    Separated sample: 2 days at 4oC

    Unseparated sample: unknown

    Separated sample: 2 days at 4oC

  • Quality Assurance:

    NEQAS

    NEQAS

  • Reference Ranges:

    32-90 nmol/L minor increased cardiovascular risk

    >90-200 nmol/L moderate increased cardiovascular risk

    >200-400 nmol/L highly increased increased cardiovascular risk

    >400 nmol/L very highly increas...

    32-90 nmol/L minor increased cardiovascular risk

    >90-200 nmol/L moderate increased cardiovascular risk

    >200-400 nmol/L highly increased increased cardiovascular risk

    >400 nmol/L very highly increased increased cardiovascular risk

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  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

  • Specialist Test:

    Yes

    Yes

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Endocrine Lab

    Endocrine Lab

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 282 4025

    0191 282 4025

Availability:

All times

Site of analysis: RVI

Turn Around:

Within 1 day

Send To:

Department of Blood Sciences

Level 3
Leazes Wing
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4LP

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