Lipoprotein (a)

Lipoprotein a is a low density lipoprotein (LDL) variant which is a risk factor for atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and stroke. It contains Apo B protein and Apo A in different proportions. The structure of Apo A is similar to plasminogen and tissue plasminogen activator which plays role of reduced fibrinolysis. It also stimulates PA-1 leading to thrombogenesis, all these leading to thrombin accumulation in the walls of arteries. It also causes atherosyclerosis by carrying oxidized phospholipids to the arterial walls.
Interpretation: High Lp(a) levels correlates with a risk of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, thrombosis and stroke.
Sample: Arm vein blood
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: Next day 6:00 PM