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Lp-PLA2

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Also known as: LpPLA2; Lp-PLA2 Activity Test; Platelet-activating Factor Acetylhydrolase; PAF-AH; PLAC
Formal name: Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help determine your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), including your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), and ischemic stroke

When to Get Tested?

When your healthcare provider determines that you are at a moderate to high risk of developing CVD or of having an ischemic stroke; when you have a family history of CVD or CHD

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None