At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
When you have a family history of CVD at a young age; when you have heart disease or have had a heart attack or stroke but your lipid profile is normal or shows only mildly elevated cholesterol and/or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
None; however, Lp(a) is often performed at the same time as a lipid profile and fasting for 9-12 hours may be required for the lipid profile.