7239 LP-PLA2 (Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 14 Days, Refrigerated
30 Days, Frozen
81-259 ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL


Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)


Tuesday -Saturday

Turn-Around Time



1. Specimens should be centrifuged and separated within 2 hours of venipuncture. 2. Serum separator tubes are acceptable. 3. For longer stability, store and transport at or below -60 degrees on dry ice. 4. Ship frozen on dry ice.

Clinical Utility

Lp-PLA2 can be used in conjunction with clinical evaluation and patient risk assessment as an aid in predicting risk for coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke associated with atherosclerosis.

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