Version 2.77

Term Description

Not same as Alpha Lipoprotein
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Descriptions

LP14886-3   Lipoprotein (little a)
Increased levels of lipoprotein (a) are observed in patients with coronary artery disease, stroke, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disease and rarely in venous thrombosis. Substantial increases are observed in nephrotic syndrome and end-state renal disease. DecreasedlLipoprotein (a) levels may be seen in several rare disorders such as lecithin:cholesterol acyltranferase [LCAT] deficiency, lipoprotein lipase [LPL] deficiency, and liver disease). Levels in African Americans may be 2 to 3 times higher than in Caucasians and Asians whereas Native Americans and Mexican Americans have lower levels than in Caucasians and Asians. Information from Quest Diagnostics.

Lipoprotein (a) is an LDL cholesterol particle that is attached to a special protein called apo(a). In large part, a person's level of Lp(a) is genetically inherited. Elevated levels of Lp(a), higher than 20 mg/dL to 30 mg/dL in the blood are linked to a greated likelihood of atherosclerosis and heart attacks in both men and women. (The risk is even more significant if the Lp(a) cholesterol elevation is accompanied by high LDL/HDL ratios.) It accounts for only 15% of cholesterol so elevations can be missed in patients with normal cholesterols. Has 95% homology with plasminogen and possible interesting biologic relation to other phenomenon. Source: Regenstrief Institute

LP14886-3   Lipoprotein (little a)
Lipoprotein (a) is a modified form of LDL to which another glycoprotein, termed apolipoprotein (a), is covalently bound. It contributes to atherogenic risk by multiple mechanisms that include inhibition of fibrinolysis, increased cholesterol deposition in the arterial wall, and enhanced oxidation of LDL cholesterol. The evidence linking Lp(a) levels and the risk of coronary disease is strongest for middle aged white men. Higher Lp(a) levels have been consistently observed in white and Asian groups with vascular disease, but not in African Americans. Copyright Copyright © 2006 - 2008 ClinLab Navigator, LLC. Source: ClinLab Navigator, Apolipoprotein (a)

Fully-Specified Name

Lipoprotein (little a)

Additional Names

Short Name
LPa SerPl-mCnc
Display Name
Lipoprotein a [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Lipoprotein A, Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0j-a
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
91136-2 Lipoprotein metabolism panel - Serum or Plasma

Member of these Groups Get Info

LOINC Group Group Name
LG45404-7 Lipoprotein (little a)|Pt|Ser/Plas

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
de-DE German (Germany) Lipoprotein (klein a):Massenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Serum oder Plasma:Quantitativ:
de-AT German (Austria) Synonyms: Lipoprotein (a)
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Lipoproteína (sub a):Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Lipoproteína a:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) lipoproteína (A [minúscula] ):concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Lipoproteiin a:MCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
Synonyms: Juhuslik Kvantitatiivne Plasma Seerum Seerum või plasma
fr-CA French (Canada) Lipoprotéines (petite a):Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Lipoprotéine petit a:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Lipoprotéines (petite a):Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
Synonyms: Lpa
it-IT Italian (Italy) Lipoproteina (a minuscola):MCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Massa Lipoproteina a Lipoproteine Plasma Punto nel tempo (episodio) Siero Siero o Plasma
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 지질단백 (a):질량농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) lipoproteïne (kleine a):massa/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Lipoproteina (a):stężenie masowe:punkt w czasie:surowica lub osocze:ilościowy:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Lipoproteína ( a):MCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
Synonyms: ; LPa; Lp(a); Lipoprot; Lip; Lp; Lipoproteins; Mass concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; SerPl; SerPlas; SerP; Serum; SR; Plasma; Pl; Plsm; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Chemistry
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Липопротеин (малое а):МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Липопротеин а Массовая концентрация Плазма Сыворотка Сыворотка или Плазма Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Lipoprotein (küçük a):KütlKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:
uk-UA Ukrainian (Ukraine) Ліпопротеїн (а):Масова Концентрація:МоментЧасу:Сироватка/Плазма:Кількісно:
Synonyms: Chemistry; Level; Lip; Lipoprot; Lipoproteins; LP; Lp(a); LPa; Mass Concentration; Pl; Plasma; Plsm; Point in time; QNT; Quan; Quant; Quantitative; Random; SerP; SerPl; SerPlas; Serum; Serum or plasma; SR; UniversalLabOrders
zh-CN Chinese (China) 脂蛋白 (a):质量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
Synonyms: A 型 Lp(a);LPa;脂蛋白 (little a);脂蛋白 a LP;成分 - 化学 - 脂蛋白;脂蛋白类 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 水平;浓度;质量浓度(单位体积) 血清或血浆

Example Units

Unit Source
mg/dL Example UCUM Units
mg/L eCHN

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