Apolipoprotein B

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • IMO102
  • Soft Test Code:
  • APOL
  • Send Out Test Code:
  • 5224
Alternate Names
  • Apo B
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


Specimen Collection & Preparation

Patient Preparation

Fasting 12 hours


Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Serum from a SST Gold Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

TransportAndStorage

7 days Ambient
10 days Refrigerated
30 dayss Frozen

Collection Instructions

Avoid moderately or grossly lipemic, icteric, or hemolyzed specimens

Clinical Interpretation

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.


Methodology:
  • Immunoassay (IA)

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


Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Sendouts - Clinical
Turn Around Time

2 to 5 days


Coding & Compliance

CDM

00910524


CPT Coding

82172