Version 2.72

10835-7Lipoprotein a [Mass/volume] in Serum or PlasmaActive

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
Lipoprotein A, Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0j-a
Last Updated
Version 2.70
Order vs. Observation
Common US Lab Results Rank
Common SI Lab Results Rank

Member of these Panels

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

Member of these Groups

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

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
脂蛋白 (a):质量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
lipoproteïne (kleine a):massa/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Lipoproteiin a:MCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Lipoprotéines (petite a):Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Lipoprotéines (petite a):Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Lipoprotéine petit a:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Lipoprotein (klein a):Massenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Serum oder Plasma:Quantitativ:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Lipoproteina (a minuscola):MCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
지질단백 (a):질량농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
pl-PLPolish (Poland)
lipoproteina (a):Stężenie masowe:Punkt w czasie:Surowica lub osocze:ilościowy:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Lipoproteína ( a):MCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Липопротеин (малое а):МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
lipoproteína (A [minúscula] ):concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Lipoproteína (sub a):Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Lipoproteína a:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Lipoprotein (küçük a):KütlKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

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

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