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Laboratory Medicine

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Lipoprotein A

Test Name

Lipoprotein A

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Ensure both sample and requisition are labelled properly Serum or plasma, free from hemolysis, collected with or without gel separator.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions:Spun samples can be kept at 2-8°C for up to 5 days after collection. Seperated serum must be frozen with 48 hours of collection at -70°C until analysis.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 8 hours, refrigerated for 2 days, or frozen at -70°C for up to six months before testing. Thaw only once.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP. Place on ice if time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Sample Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or samples of non sufficient quantity.

(i) Samples that have been thawed for more than 48 hours. Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected.

(ii) Samples that are more than 48 hours old before freezing

(iii) Samples that have been refrozen

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 Days (Batched)

Test Utilization

Reference Value

< 30 mg/dL

>= 30 associated with 1.7 fold risk of cardiovascular disease

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Last Updated: June 06, 2019