Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States. If you feel you may be at risk for heart disease because of lifestyle or family history, a lipid blood test can help you and your doctor assess your cholesterol and make informed decisions moving forward. Lipoprotein testing can more accurately assess risks for heart disease than traditional lipid panel testing.
The Lipoprotein (a) test may be ordered along with a Lipid panel to evaluate risk for cardiac or cerebral diseases. Since Lp(a) levels are determined by genetics this test may also be used when there is a history of cardiac or cerebral disease in the family. Turnaround time for the Lipoprotein (a) test is typically 1-3 business days.
The Lipoprotein (a) test has no fasting requirements.