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Apolipoprotein B/A1 Test


An apolipoprotein is a protein that attaches to lipids in the blood to transport cholesterol. There are two main types of apoliproteins, ApoA and ApoA1. ApoA is primarily attached to good cholesterol (HDL) and primarily helps to remove the bad cholesterol (LDL) from your blood. ApoA1 attaches to LDL and contributes to the development of heart diseases by causing plaques or arteries to clog. The two types of apoA are apoB and apoA1. ApoB is a type of lipoprotein that transports fats such as cholesterol in your blood

Who Needs an ApoB/A1 Test?

Patients with high cholesterol or family history of high cholesterol Patients with medical history of heart disease, including heart attack or stroke Patients with metabolic disorders, including diabetes mellitus and obesity Patients on lipid-lowering drugs, including statins and fibrates Liver disease or metabolic disorders Lipid monitoring after lifestyle changes or treatment for lipid disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

The Apolipoprotein B/A1 (ApoB/A1) test is done to assess the ratio of Apolipoprotein B to Apolipoprotein A1 in the blood. This ratio provides valuable information about cardiovascular risk, as it reflects the balance between "bad" (ApoB) and "good" (ApoA1) cholesterol particles.

The Apolipoprotein B/A1 (ApoB/A1) test measures the ratio of Apolipoprotein B to Apolipoprotein A1 in the blood. These apolipoproteins are associated with different types of cholesterol particles, with ApoB being primarily linked to LDL ("bad") cholesterol and ApoA1 to HDL ("good") cholesterol

During the Apolipoprotein B/A1 (ApoB/A1) test, a blood sample is usually taken from a vein in the arm. The process involves a small needle prick, similar to a routine blood test. Once the sample is collected, it is sent to a laboratory for analysis.

If the Apolipoprotein B/A1 (ApoB/A1) results are present, it indicates a measurable ratio, aiding in assessing cardiovascular risk. If absent, it may suggest an error or an extremely low ratio, prompting further investigation or test repetition.

The Apolipoprotein B/A1 (ApoB/A1) test is recommended for individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease or those with abnormal lipid levels. This includes individuals with a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, or other risk factors for cardiovascular problems.

Why OrbitoAsia Diagnostics?

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