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Lab Test Dictionary

Lipoprotein (a) (34604)

Methodology

Immunoturbidmetric


Synonyms

Lp (a)

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01417

Lab Test Days

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Standard TAT

3-6 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), EDTA (royal blue-top), lithium heparin (green-top) or sodium heparin (green-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 7 Days; Refrigerated: 14 Days; Frozen: 90 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Grossly lipemic

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Serum or Plasma


CPT Codes

83695


Revised

11-07-18

Initials

SL