88925:LIPOPROTEIN-ASSOCIATED PHOSPHOLIPASE A2

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88925:LIPOPROTEIN-ASSOCIATED PHOSPHOLIPASE A2
Alias Names: PLAC™Test / Lp-PLA2 / LpPLA / LpPLA2 / PLA2 / PLAC
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Edit Date: 3/2/2010
Performed: Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
Released: 1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 83698-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge, immediately separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Stability: After separation from cells, 4 hours ambient or 7 days refrigerated. Unstable frozen. DO NOT FREEZE.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 200 µL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Ambient or frozen specimen; EDTA whole blood.

Reference Range:
0-234 ng/mL

Patients with high lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A 2 concentrations ≥ 235 mg/mL are at increased risk for cardiovascular events including myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. The median lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A 2 value for a healthy population is 235 ng/mL.