APO Lipoprotein Eval


This fasting blood test is used to measure Apolipoprotein A-I (APO I), a major protein component of high density lipoprotein (HDL) in blood plasma. APO-I is a major component of the high-density lipoprotein complex frequently referred to as the good cholesterol which helps to clear cholesterol from arteries. Apolipoprotein B is attached to the LDL cholesterol molecule whose major role is to carry cholesterol to the tissues. The measurement of APO-B is considered to be a better indicator of risk for arterial plaque than LDL cholesterol. Research indicates the Apolipoprotein I B ratio may be a better indicator of cardiovascular disease than other cholesterol measures.

Test Preparation For Optimal Results:
It is best to be fasting for approximately 9-12 hours prior to lab collection (without food or liquids except water).
Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.