Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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LIPOPROTEIN (A)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2615         Geisinger Epic ID: 56475

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
3 mL green/black top lithium heparin tube
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge, avoid hemolysis, pour, and transfer serum or plasma specimens to clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Transport refrigerated (cold packs) or frozen on dry ice. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 90 days.
Rejection criteria:
Grossly lipemic samples are unacceptable and will be rejected.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
<75 nmol/L
CPT code(s):
83695
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Lipoprotein (a)
Methodology:
Immunoturbidity
Synonyms:
LP(A)
Quest test code 34604
LIPOAB
Clinical significance:
Elevated concentrations of Lp(a) are associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Sunday night, Monday Saturday morning. Report available: 2 days    
Performed stat? No
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