Lipoprotein Lp (a)

119 kr

Heart and vascular tests

Lipoprotein Lp (a)

119 kr
Heart and vascular tests
  • Analysis of Lp(a) Lipoproteins
  • Discover the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke
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What is Lipoprotein?

Lipoprotein(a) usually abbreviated as Lp(a) is a type of lipoprotein found in the blood. Lipoproteins are molecules that carry fats and cholesterol through the bloodstream. Lp(a) is of particular interest because high levels of Lp(a) in the blood have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attacks and strokes.

Lp(a) measures:

  • The level of Lp(a): This is the primary measurement that shows the level of Lp(a) in the blood. It is usually expressed in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or micromolar per liter (µmol/L).

  • Cardiovascular disease risk: By measuring Lp(a) levels, one can assess a person's increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes.

  • Effect of treatment: If a person has high Lp(a) levels and receives treatment to lower them, measurements can be used to evaluate the effect of the treatment and see if Lp(a) (a) levels decrease to more favorable levels.

  • Genetic predisposition: Lp(a) levels have a genetic component, and measurements can help determine whether an individual has inherited high Lp(a) levels, which can be relevant to their heart health and risk assessment.

It is important to note that Lp(a) is a biomarker used to assess risk and impact on heart health, and that high Lp (a) levels do not necessarily mean that a person will develop cardiovascular disease. It is one of several factors that may contribute to the risk of such diseases, and risk assessment should include other clinical factors and genetic information. Therefore, it is always best to discuss your results and risks with your doctor.


Heart and blood vessel biomarkers are specific substances or indicators that can be measured in the blood to evaluate the health and function of the cardiovascular system. These biomarkers provide valuable information about the risk, diagnosis, and management of various heart and blood vessel conditions.

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Lipoprotein Lp(a)
Lipoprotein Lp(a) is of particular interest because high levels of Lp(a) in the blood have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attacks and strokes.
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  • Fasting for 10 hours before sampling.
  • Leave the test before 10:00 in the morning.
  • Rest for 15 minutes in place on the sampling unit.
  • Bring valid identification.

The referral is available digitally at the sampling unit. Here you can read our guidelines for leaving samples.

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Put the health tests or health checks you want to buy in the shopping cart then go to checkout and choose the payment option that suits you. After completed payment you will receive an order confirmation and your referral will be sent electronically to the sampling unit you have chosen and will be ready for your visit.

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We collaborate with Sweden's leading laboratories, Unilabs, Karolinska and Synlab, as well as sampling clinics at Encia so that you as a customer get the highest possible quality. This is where you go for sampling performed by their experienced staff. The analysis is performed by authorized personnel at Unilabs, Synlab and Karolinska.

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It usually takes 1-5 working days to get your test results, these are sent to you continuously as the analysis is done. The doctors comment will appear in the final report when all test results have been received.

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No, blood tests do not replace contact with the healthcare system, which together with medical history, clinical examinations and possible blood tests can make a diagnosis.

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