Synonyms: Lipoprotein "Little a"; Lp(a); Lp "Little a"
Computer Code: (RLPA)
Specimen Collection: 4 mL blood (red, gold preferred, lavender or sodium green top tube acceptable). Send to Special Chemistry immediately.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 Ml
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Serum: Allow to clot, centrifuge, remove serum, refrigerate. Min 0.2 mL serum. Plasma: centrifuge, remove plasma, refrigerate. Min 0.2 mL plasma. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection.
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.
Lab Code: CC REF
Requisition: SPEC C
Test Frequency: NA
Routine TAT: 7 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 83695
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII