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Test ID: LPALD    
Lipoprotein (a) and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of the contribution of lipoprotein (a) (Lp[a])-cholesterol within measured low-density lipoprotein cholesterol

 

Evaluation of increased risk for cardiovascular disease and events:

-Most appropriately measured in individuals at intermediate risk for cardiovascular disease

-Patients with early atherosclerosis or strong family history of early atherosclerosis without explanation by traditional risk factors should also be considered for testing

-Follow-up evaluation of patients with elevations in Lp(a) mass

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Lipoprotein (a) Cholesterol: Electrophoresis/Enzyme Staining/Densitometry

Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: Ultracentrifugation/Selective Precipitation/Enzymatic Colorimetric (Beta-Quantification)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Lp(a) and LDL Cholesterol, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Lipoprotein
Lp(a) Cholesterol
LPA
LPAWS
LDLD