This test is used to measure elevated levels of lipoprotein (a). Elevated levels may be an indicator of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The Lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)) test is most commonly run with a standard lipid profile in individuals who may be at risk of CVD. Those with existing cardiovascular conditions may also benefit from this test. High levels of Lp(a) may increase the individual’s risk of CVD. Lipids (cholesterol) may be normal even with high levels of Lp(a). Low levels of Lp(a) are not considered problematic or concerning.
Recommended with Lipoprotein (a)
Is Fasting Required? No
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