Evaluate abnormalities in lipoprotein fractions. Assess risk for developing coronary heart disease (CHD).
Less than 105 mg/dl (1.05 g/l)
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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Collect specimen in SST tube after an overnight (12 hours) fast . Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
0.5 mL serum
0.25 mL serum
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.