Cardio IQ® Lp-PLA2 Activity


Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA) is an enzymatic, specific marker of atherosclerosis-related vascular inflammation. Lp-PLA accumulates in atherosclerotic plaques and is believed to contribute to plaque development and rupture by cleaving oxidized phospholipids, which produces pro-inflammatory molecules and oxidized fatty acids.

Increased Lp-PLA2 activity has been linked to increased risk for: (first and recurrent coronary events) adverse prognosis after acute coronary syndrome) stroke) cardiovascular disease associated with metabolic syndrome and) peripheral arterial disease.


Cardio IQ® Lp-PLA2 Activity


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  • Reference Range(s)

    Females 50-133 nmol/min/mL
    Males 70-153 nmol/min/mL
  • Fasting Required: Fasting prefered, but not required 
  • Preferred Specimen: Serum
  • Turnaround Time: 5 Days
  • Test Code: 94218