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Apolipoprotein B, Serum

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Synonyms/Also Known as

Apolipoprotein B -100

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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.

Sample required

Blood

Test preparation needed

No special preparation required

About The Test

How is it used
The apolipoprotein B (apo B) test is used to determine a persons risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. The apolipoprotein B (apo B) test is done when there is a positive family history of heart disease, high cholesterol levels or triglycerides levels in the blood. The apolipoprotein B (apo B) test along with other tests is used to diagnose the cause of abnormal lipid levels in the blood, especially when the levels of triglycerides are elevated. The apolipoprotein B (apo B) is concerned with lipid metabolism and is the major constituent of very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). 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. The apolipoprotein B (apo B) test is done to monitor the effectiveness of lipid treatment. Rarely an apo B test may be ordered to diagnose a genetic problem associated with over- or under-production of apo B.

FAQ’s

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.