Apolipoprotein Assessment (Apo A1 + B + Ratio)
Item Catalog Number: LC216010
The Apolipoprotein A-1 blood test is used to evaluate survival rate or risk factors for individuals with past heart attacks and peripheral vascular diseases. Apo A-1 recycles cholesterol from the tissues back to the liver for further processing. It keeps the arteries clear of plaque-forming cholesterol.
Exciting new research indicates that low Apolipoprotein A-1 blood levels may be a better indicator of arterial plaque formation (atherosclerosis) than the traditional cholesterol tests for high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL).
Apolipoprotein B is attached to the LDL cholesterol molecule.The measurement of Apo-B is considered to be a better indicator of risk for arterial plaque than LDL cholesterol.
Many doctors also measure the Apo-A1 to Apo-B ratio. A high ratio is cardio- protective … while a low ratio indicates increased risk for heart disease.
Like all lipid testing, this panel requires a 12-hour fast. Do not eat any food or drink liquids other than water. Take your medications as prescribed. Do not take your supplements the morning of the test.