How are specimens collected for Lp(a) measurement?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Abimbola Farinde, PharmD, PhD; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Specimen: Blood

Collection method: Routine venipuncture

Container: Varies widely by reference laboratory and type of assay

Lipoprotein(a) is collected as part of various panels constituting what is known as "advanced lipid testing." These panels are offered by various commercial entities and include those which offer LDL particle testing.


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