Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
Gold top SST (serum separator tube, no anticoagulant)
3.0 mL (minimum 1.5 mL)
Cause for rejection:
Sent to reference lab
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Evaluation of coronary artery disease risk associated with elevations of the athrogenic lipoprotein (a).
OC Power Word:
Reference range: <30 mg/dL