Apolipoprotein B

Last Modified: 3/31/2022 6:28:36 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Fasting 12 hours
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum from a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions: Avoid moderately or grossly lipemic, icteric, or hemolyzed specimens
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
10 days Refrigerated
30 dayss Frozen
Reference Range: <90 mg/dL

Risk Category  
Optimal <90 mg/dL
Moderate 90-119 mg/dL
High ≥120 mg/dL
Cardiovascular event risk category cut points (optimal, moderate, high) are based on National Lipid Association recommendations- Jacobson TA et al. J of Clin Lipid. 2015; 9: 129-169 and Jellinger PS et al. Endocr Pract. 2017;23(Suppl 2):1-87.
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:
Methodology: Immunoassay
Clinical Significance: Apolipoprotein B (APO B) has been reported to be a powerful indicator of CAD. In some patients with CAD, APO B is elevated even in the presence of normal LDL cholesterol
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 5 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: APOL
EPIC Test Code: IMO102
Send Out Test Code: 5224
Alternate Test Names: Apo B
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82172

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