Lipoprotein Markers



Small dense low-density lipoprotein transports cholesterol and triglycerides throughout the body. The smaller the particles, the more likely it is that they will get “stuck” in the artery wall, thus forming a build-up. A high result may indicate that a patient is at risk for cardiovascular disease. Lower numbers may indicate that you have fewer large “fluffy” particles, which are less likely to get stuck in the wall of the arteries.


Elevated Lp(a) is an inherited condition for four different types of vascular disease: CAD (coronary artery disease), PVD (peripheral vascular disease), ischemic stroke, and AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm). Lp(a) is very resistant to treatment and it is important to aggressively treat all associated atherogenic lipoprotein abnormalities.


  • Draw from a vein into a SST tube.
  • Invert tube (do not shake) 1-2 times to mix adequately.
  • Let it stand upright in tube rack for 30 minutes and centrifuge for 15 minutes at 3300 rpm
  • Do not leave at room temperature for more than 1 hour.
  • Keep cold in a refrigerator to maintain stability, until ready to ship.
  • Freeze ice packs 24 hours prior to use
  • Place ice packs inside the Styrofoam insulated kit
  • Place processed tubes inside biohazard bag, place inside kit
  • Seal box, print airbill and adhere to box and wait for courier to pick up.

Additional information

Weight 0.55 kg