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Lp-PLA2 Activity

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code LPP2A
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method LC/MS/MS
Collection Instructions 1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. Do not shake.
3. Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
4. Centrifuge at 1300 rcf for 10 minutes
Container type Gold-top or Red-top tube
Amount to Collect 2 mL whole blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze sample. Transport to CB frozen. Order Quest test code 94117
Units nmol/min/mL
Normal range <75
Synonyms Lipoprotein associated phospholipase A2
Stability Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 21 days
Frozen: 21 days
Turn around times 3-8 days
Additional information The Lp-PLA2 Activity assay may be useful for individuals at intermediate or high risk for developing coronary heart disease.
Additional Information: Lp-PLA2 Activity levels should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings and other diagnostic tests. This test does not replace blood cholesterol tests or other traditional risk factors identified for coronary heart disease or ischemic stroke.
CPT coding 83698-90
Last Updated 8/23/2016 12:40:54 PM
Entry Number 1747
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