Synonyms/Also Known as
HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Lipid Profile, Cholesterol, ApoB, Lp (a), Cardiac Risk Assessment, ApoB/ApoA - I Ratio
Why get tested?
To determine the levels of apo A-I and to assess the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease.
When to get tested?
When the cholesterol and triglycerides (hyperlipidemia) levels are high, a positive family history of Cardio vascular disease, to assess the risk of developing heart disease, to monitor the effectiveness of lipid treatment and/or lifestyle changes.
Test preparation needed
No special preparation required
About The Test
How is it used
1. How to increase apo A-I levels in the body?
Regular exercise, by decreasing the saturated fat in the diet, maintaining a healthy weight.
2. What is apo A-I?
Apo A-I is a protein and it has a specific role in the lipid metabolism. Apo A-I is the main protein component of HDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol removes excess cholesterol from the cells and transports it to the liver for recycling or excretion. Levels of apo A-I rise or fall with HDL levels. Apo A-I deficiency is associated with an increased risk of developing CVD.