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Lipoprotein (a)

Mnemonic:    [Lipoprot a]
Name:    Lipoprotein (a)
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0099174
  Method:    Immunoturbidimetric
Note:    Heterogenous family of lipoprotein molecules consisting of an Apo A molecule attached to an Apo B-100 and a lipid-rich, LDL-like core