Lipoprotein (a) is predominantly a generic trait and the levels remain more or less constant after puberty . It is composed of 27 % protein , 65 % lipids and 8 % carbohydrates and thus has a composition similar to that of LDL but is generally present in much lower concentrations. The protein portions Lp(a) consists of Apo A & Apo B . It...
< 30 mg/dl
When to get Tested
When there is a family h/o heart disease at young age that is not explained by high LDL or low HDL Cholesterol.
When there is an existing heart disease with healthy or mildly elevated lipid levels.
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