Synonyms/Also Known as
Apolipoprotein B -100
LDL Cholesterol, Lipid Profile, Cholesterol, ApoA-I, HDL Cholesterol, Lp (a), hs - CRP, Homocysteine, Cardiac Risk Assessment, ApoB/ApoA - 1 ratio
Why get tested?
To assess the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease, to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for high cholesterol levels in the blood and to diagnose inherited apolipoprotein B deficiency.
When to get tested?
When there is a positive family history of heart diseases, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in blood, to assess the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease, to monitor the treatment for high cholesterol, when an inherited apo B deficiency is suspected.
Test preparation needed
No special preparation required
About The Test
How is it used
1. How to lower apo B levels in the body?
Diet and regular exercise.
2. What is apoprotein B?
The apolipoprotein B (apo B) is a protein, involved in lipid metabolism and is the major protein constituent of very low-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein.