Lipoprotein (a) Blood Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What are
lipoproteins?

Lipoproteins are made of fat (lipids) and proteins and transport cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.


What do high
lipoprotein A levels mean?

Lipoprotein(a) - also known as lp(a) - is a risk factor for heart disease, especially when LDL cholesterol is also raised. Lp(a) can accelerate the development of plaques forming in the arteries, which narrow and harden the arteries.


What affects
lp(a)?

The concentration of lp(a) within the blood is genetically determined and will remain fairly constant in an individual over their lifetime.


What's included?

Cholesterol status
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Lipoprotein A Lipoproteins transport cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Lipoprotein(a) which is also known as Lp(a) is a risk factor for heart disease especially when LDL cholesterol is also raised. Lp(a) can accelerate the development of plaques forming in the arteries, which narrow and harden the arteries. The concentration of Lp(a) within the blood is genetically determined and will remain fairly constant in an individual over their lifetime.

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