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Apolipoprotein Assessment Blood Test

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Test includes Apolipoprotein A-1; apolipoprotein B; apolipoprotein; apolipoprotein.
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Apolipoprotein Assessment Blood Test

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Also Known As Alpha and Beta Apolipoproteins, Apolipoprotein A-1 and B
Preparation Fasting 12-14 hours required. Water is ok.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 2-3 days

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Instructions

Individuals are required to fast, not eating or drinking anything except for water for 12 to 14 hours before going to the lab for the apolipoprotein blood test.  Patients are allowed to take all of their prescription medications as usual, but dietary supplements should not be taken the morning of the blood test.

Why It Is Used

The apolipoprotein blood test, also known as the apolipoprotein A-1, is used to assess overall heart health and risk of heart attack.  The test is commonly ordered for those who have already survived a heart attack, who have peripheral vascular diseases, or for those who have other conditions or habits - such as diabetes, obesity, smoking, or kidney disease, that may put one at increased risk of having a heart attack.

How It Works

The apo A-1 protein is used to metabolize lipids and create the high-density lipoproteins (HDL) that are often referred to as “good” cholesterol.  This type of cholesterol moves through the blood stream and helps to detach “bad" cholesterol from the walls of the arteries and move it to the liver, which then filters out the bad cholesterol and expels it from the body as waste.  If apo A-1 or HDL levels are too low, bad cholesterol can build up and start to block the arteries, increasing the risk of a blood clot getting stuck and causing a heart attack.  Men are more likely to have heart-related conditions than women are - mainly because women naturally have more apo A-1 proteins in their blood and so their bodies are able to more efficiently get rid of “bad” cholesterol.

Results

Results of the blood test are interpreted by getting an estimated count of the number of apo A-1 proteins in the blood sample.  Low levels of apo A-1 proteins in the blood suggest that there are also low levels of HDL.  This puts one at higher risk of a heart attack and other heart problems.   Higher than normal levels of apo A-1 proteins in the blood can be caused by taking certain medications, by routine exercise, or by becoming pregnant.   

Additional Info

Also Known As Alpha and Beta Apolipoproteins, Apolipoprotein A-1 and B
Quick Overview Test includes Apolipoprotein A-1; apolipoprotein B; apolipoprotein; apolipoprotein.
Preparation Fasting 12-14 hours required. Water is ok.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 2-3 days
Retail Price $143.00
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