Lipoprotein (a)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 3-5 business days

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description: Lipoprotein (a) is a type of lipoprotein that carries cholesterol through the blood stream. It is similar to LDL in that it contains a single apolipoprotein B protein along with cholesterol and other lipids. This test helps evaluate a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Alternative Name(s): Lp (a)