Evaluate abnormalities in lipoprotein fractions. Assess risk for developing coronary heart disease (CHD).
Less than 105 mg/dl (1.05 g/l)
- Apo B
- APOLIPOPROTEIN B
Collect specimen in SST tube after an overnight (12 hours) fast . Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
Apolipoprotein B is the major protein component of low density lipoprotein (LDL). A significant correlation exists between Apo B and total cholesterol levels, so ApoB can be viewed as a positive risk factor for the development of CHD. Measurement of Apo B and the ratio Apo B/Apo A-1, may provide better predictive power for the assessment of risk for CHD than traditional blood lipid determinations.