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Lipoprotein (a)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Lipoprotein, a Quantitative Immunoturbidimetry
Send Out mg/dL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and freeze
  • Allow to clot completely at room temperature

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Unacceptable Conditions: Body Fluids.

CPT Code

  • 83695