**Note: All laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician. DHA Laboratory offers a Patient Direct Program that partners you with an authorizing physician. If you have any additional questions regarding the availability of testing, please contact our laboratory by telephone or email.**
Identifies a possible risk factor for cardiovascular disease by looking for an elevated level of lipoprotein. Lipoprotein(a) is often ordered with additional lipid tests if an individual is considered to be at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Patient Preparation: Intake of alcohol, aspirin, niacin, and estrogen supplements have the potential of causing a misrepresentation of true Lp(a) concentrations.