LPAWS - Overview: Lipoprotein (a) Cholesterol, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: LPAWS    
Lipoprotein (a) Cholesterol, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of increased risk for cardiovascular disease and events:

-Most appropriately measured in individuals at intermediate risk for cardiovascular disease

-Patients with early atherosclerosis or strong family history of early atherosclerosis without explanation by traditional risk factors should also be considered for testing


Follow-up evaluation of patients with measurable lipoprotein(a) protein (LIPA)

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Electrophoresis, Enzyme Staining, and Densitometry

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Lp(a) Cholesterol, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Lp(a) Cholesterol