Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

1 day

MiChart Code
Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2
Soft Order Code
PLAC

Test Updated:

Synonyms

PLAC
Lipprtn Assctd Phsphlipse A2
PLAC Test
Lp-PLA2
PLACA

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in an SST tube.

Collection Offsite

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

Billing Information

CPT Code
83698
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
39804-0

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.