About Lipoprotein A [LP(A)] Test
Lipoproteins are made up of fats and proteins. Lipoprotein (A) [LP(A)] test is used to measure the level of lipoprotein in the blood. This test is ordered when the risk is related to heart diseases. It also helps to evaluate the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. There are 2 types of cholesterol in the body.
- High-density cholesterol (HDL)
- Low-density cholesterol (LDL).
Lipoprotein falls under LDL, i.e., bad type of cholesterol. High level of lipoprotein indicates that the person is at risk of heart diseases. Lipoprotein test doesn’t order for a routine check. It is given to those people who have risk factors such as family history of heart diseases.
Lipoprotein (A) [LP(A)] Test Is Ordered If You Have:
- High cholesterol
- Heart diseases
- The family history of heart diseases.
The genes determine the level of lipoprotein. It is not affected by the different lifestyle or medicines. However, the high level of lipoprotein indicates certain risk factors lead to various heart diseases.
Lifestyle Changes And Medicines To Reduce The Risk Factor Of Heart Diseases.
- Reducing stress
- Weight control
- Quitting smoke
- Lowering blood pressure
- Reducing LDL cholesterol
- Getting regular exercise.
Certain Factors That Can Affect The Test Results Are:
- Recent weight loss.
High level of LP(A) leads to risk for developing cerebral vascular diseases or cardiovascular diseases. People with normal lipid profile have a high level of LP(A). LDL can be affected by exercise, family history and diet. However, Lp(a) is generally determined by genetics.
Risks Included In Lipoprotein (A) [LP(A)] Test
- Excessive bleeding at the needle site.
- Infection at the needle site.
AreYouHealthy is offering Lipoprotein (A) [LP(a)] test at low rate. Home sample collection service is also there. For booking, you can call our number +917289876363. You can make an online booking as well. For online booking fill up the on page form by updating your details. After submission, our agent will call you on your registered mobile number and appoint the available slot for the appointment. Pay the payment to our agent once the sample collection is done. Extra Rs 75 is charged for hard copies.
LP(A) Test Description
- TECHNOLOGY: IMMUNOTURBIDIMETRY
- FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
- SAMPLE TYPE: SERUM
- VOLUME: 1ml
- NORMAL RANGE: < 30.0