1. Why would my doctor want to order an Lp(a) more than once?
Typically, the Lp(a) level is only tested once because it is usually fairly constant. Occasionally, your doctor may order a second Lp(a) to confirm the initial level, especially if it was measured when you were ill, to see if your risk has increased significantly after menopause, or (rarely) to monitor the effects of treatment.
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