CHOLESTEROL (LIPOPROTEIN A)
LPa transports LDL (“bad cholesterol”) through the blood and may directly contribute to arterial degeneration and cholesterol and plaque deposits in the arteries that obstruct the blood flow by increasing plaque size and increasing inflammation. It is believed that LPa prevents clots from being broken down normally and promotes the uptake of LDL into blood vessel walls.
Some studies suggest that consuming fish or taking fish oil supplements or the regular consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol may reduce LPa levels. Other exercise or diet regimens typically recommended for cholesterol reduction are usually not effective in reducing LPa.
The Lipoprotein (a) test consists of a blood test to measure LPa levels.
No, fasting is not required. There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions to take this test.
No, you do not need to provide a doctor’s order to get lab testing done at Sethi labs.
Walk-in appointments are available.
We recommend you share your results with your physician.