Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Test Usage

Identifying persons at increased risk for coronary heart disease events.

Reference Range *

> or =18 years:
Males: < or =284 nmol/min/mL
Females: < or =228 nmol/min/mL
Reference values have not been established for patients who are <18 years of age.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

1 day

Soft Order Code
PLAC
MiChart Code
Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2
Synonyms
  • PLAC
  • Lipprtn Assctd Phsphlipse A2
  • PLAC Test
  • Lp-PLA2
  • PLACA
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo PLACA
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate (preferred) or freeze.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
83698
Fee Code
22037
LOINC
39804-0
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