Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is considered an atherogenic risk factor, independent of other lipid parameters and exogenous factors such as diet. Increased Lp(a) levels have a high predictive value for coronary heart disease, especially in combination with elevated LDL-cholesterol.
|Caucasians||< 30 mg/dL||< 75 nmol/L|
- Risk assessment of cardiovascular diseases
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Primary biliary cirrhosis
- Intake of anabolic steroids