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Apolipoprotein A1, Serum

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Synonyms/Also Known as

Apo A

Related tests

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.

Sample required

Blood

Test preparation needed

No special preparation required

About The Test

How is it used
Apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) test is done to assess the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. 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. An apo A-I test is done to diagnose inherited or acquired apo A-I deficiencies, to evaluate people with the positive family history of heart disease, when cholesterol and triglycerides levels are high, to monitor the effectiveness of lipid treatments and lifestyle modifications. An apo A-I along with an apolipoprotein B (apo B) test helps to determine an apo B/apo A-I ratio, which is used as an alternative to a total cholesterol/HDL ratio.

FAQ’s

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.