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Lp-PLA2 Activity Blood Test

A Lp-PLA2 Activity Blood Test is useful in measuring the amount of Lp-PLA2 in the blood. 

Sample Report

Test Code: 94267

Also Known As: PAF-AH

Methodology: Enzymatic Assay (EZA)

Preparation: Fasting 8-10 hours required.

Test Results: 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

This inflammatory enzyme has a part in the inflammation of blood vessels and stimulates atherosclerosis. It is bound mainly to low-density lipoproteins and is a marker for cardiovascular disease, this includes coronary heart disease as well as strokes. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the cause of more deaths in the United States than any other disease.

The C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Blood Test, High Sensitivity, Cardiac Risk Assessment is an additional test that could be helpful in determining CVD.   

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