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Lipoprotein (A) #34604
1 Biomarkers - Specimen Type: Serum - Average Process Time*: 5 to 6 days
Also known as: Lipoprotein A, Lp (a), Lp(a)
Lipoprotein-a, or Lp(a) are molecules made of proteins and fat. They carry cholesterol and similar substances through the blood. A high level of Lp(a) is considered a risk factor for heart disease. High levels of lipoproteins can increase the risk of heart disease. The test is done to check your risk of atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack.
*Process times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.