Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Lipoprotein (a), Serum/Plasma Order Code : LPA
Specimen Type: Plasma/Serum
Container Type: Mint-top gel tube (Lithium heparin) or SST Gold-top tube
Required Volume: 1 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.6 mL (1 full microtainer) whole blood
Methodology: Particle Enhanced Turbidimetric Inhibition Immunoassay
Standard Run Times: 24 hours/7 days a week
Turnaround Time: 24 hours/next day
Special Handling: Specimens must be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection. After centrifugation, specimens are stable for 7 days at 2 to 8°C.
CPT Codes: 83695
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB563
SHC EPIC Code: LABLPA
Department: Chemistry