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|Collection Instructions||Samples may only be collected Monday through Thursday.
Complete and submit and Atherotech requisition (including insurance information and patient demographics with sample):
Click here for Atherotech requisition
Also submit a completed UCSF laboratory requisition requesting "PLAC" or "LPLA"
Transport samples as soon as possible to laboratory for processing after collection.
Avoid hemolysis. Grossly hemolyzed samples will be rejected.
|Container type||Gold top|
|Amount to Collect||4 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||2 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||1 mL serum|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Sample grossly hemolyzed.|
|Processing notes||Centrifuge for 15 minutes at 3400 rpm and then immediately refrigerate sample. DO NOT freeze sample. Transport samples to CB refrigerated.
Place sample(s) in shipping container provided by Atherotech with a large frozen cold pack and ship overnight to Atherotech: 201 London Parkway, Birmingham, AL, 35211 (877) 901-8510
|Ref Lab Rejection Criteria||Sample received or previously frozen, Specimen > 4 days old when received. Improper labeling, Gross hemolysis.|
|Normal range||< 235 ng/mL|
|Synonyms||Lp-PLA2; PLAC test; LPLA|
|Stability||Refrigerated 4 days|
|Additional information||Lp-PLA2 is elevated in patients with angiographically proven coronary disease when compared to age matched controls. Studies have shown that there is a two-fold risk of coronary heart disease for subjects in the upper quartile of Lp-PLA2 levels. The elevated risk associated with Lp-PLA2 is independent of other risk factors, such as Cardio CRP and fibrinogen.|
|Last Updated||6/27/2011 10:39:23 AM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667