Understand Your Test

Lipoprotein (a)

Formal Name

 Lipoprotein (a)

Why Get Tested?

To give your health practitioner additional information about your risk of developing heart disease; as part of a targeted screen for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

When To Get Tested?

When you have a family history of CVD at a young age; when you have heart disease or have had a heart attack or stroke but your lipid profile is normal or shows only mildly elevated cholesterol and/or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).