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Lipoprotein (a) Blood Test
Lipoprotein (a) Blood Test
Lipoprotein (a) Blood Test
Lipoprotein (a) Blood Test

Lipoprotein (a) Blood Test

Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a), is a type of fat found in the blood that is a risk factor for heart disease. The protein that carries Lipoprotein(a) may disrupt the body's ability to dissolve blood clots. This test measures the level of lipoprotein(a) in your blood to assess your risk.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Cholesterol Status

Cholesterol Status (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Fast 8 - 10 hrs prior to sample being taken. Do not consume alcohol 24 hrs before test or cease prescribed medication without consulting your Doctor.
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.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.