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Lipoprotein (a) Test

Lipoprotein (a) Test

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Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) is a type of fat in the blood associated with heart disease risk, as it can disrupt blood clotting. This test measures Lp(a) levels, crucial for assessing cardiovascular risk. Lp(a) closely resembles LDL cholesterol but contains a protein called Apo(a), possibly exacerbating clotting issues. Elevated Lp(a) levels are linked to heightened cardiovascular risk, including heart attacks and strokes.

The test provides insight into individual risk factors beyond routine cholesterol tests, aiding in personalized risk assessment and preventive strategies. Genetic factors predominantly determine Lp(a) levels, unaffected by age or gender, underscoring the importance of lifestyle modifications in managing cardiovascular health. Lifestyle changes, medication, and regular monitoring are key components in mitigating cardiovascular risk associated with elevated Lp(a) levels.

Turnaround:1 day

Sample Type:: Blood

Please post self-collected samples on the same day they are taken, avoid posting over weekends and bank holidays.

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