Lp (a) levels are genetically determined. Lp (a) is considered to contribute to overall risk of cardiovascular disease.
Studies have shown that up to 75% of people who have a heart attack have a normal cholesterol level. Therefore, researchers have sought other ways to investigate heart attack risk and Lp (a) is one of them. Lp (a) is thought to contribute to heart attack risk by promoting the development of atherosclerotic plaque on the walls of blood vessels.
This test requires a blood draw, which can be done at your local clinic. It will be analysed by an accredited lab, such as Karolinska, Aleris or Unilabs. The first results are usually available within 48h.
What happens next?
The lab sends the results to your personal dashboard, with comments from both a doctor and a nutritionist. If results are abnormal, we recommend seeing a doctor and, if appropriate, booking an appointment with a Nordic Wellth nutrition lifestyle specialist.
You may need to make lifestyle and dietary changes.
Serum Lipoprotein a
No advance preparation is needed for this test.
On the Day Remember to take I.D. with you when going to take a test. Arrive early and sit down for 15 minutes before the test.
Why test? lipoprotein (a)?
Unless this is ordered as a retest or for a specific reason, we recommend ordering this as part of a health test.
Packages that include Lipoprotein (a):
• Heart Health
Discover your risk factors for lifestyle diseases in time to do something about them.
Family history of cardiovascular disease, especially at a young age can increase the risk of heart disease.
History of heart attack or stroke, especially when lipid profile is normal or shows only slightly elevated cholesterol.