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The Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio blood test helps in evaluating if the patient is at risk of developing cardiovascular disease and monitor treatment for high cholesterol. 1

What is Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio?

Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 are rare proteins which are related to high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and a main initiator and driver of reverse cholesterol transport. Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 ratio test may be ordered along with other tests to help determine the possibility of cardiovascular disease or to help diagnose Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 deficiency. 2

Why is Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio suggested?

An Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio test is ordered by the doctor if the patient has the following signs and symptoms:1

  • Personal or family history of heart disease.
  • High cholesterol.
  • High triglyceride levels.

How is Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio performed?

The Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio test is done by in the following way:2

  • A small sample of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm.
  • The sample is sent to the laboratory for analysis.

This is how an Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio test is done.

What are the parameters measured in Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio?

The Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio test measures the amount of APO A/APO B1 in blood.

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Preparation before performing Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio

There is no special preparation necessary before performing the Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio test. 2

Post-care after Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio

There is no post-care necessary after Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio test.

Sample types in Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio

The sample type in Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio test is:

  • Blood

Side effects/risks of Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio

The Apolipoprotein A/ Apolipoprotein B1 Ratio test has no known side effects or risks apart from:

  • A little pain or bruising at the spot where blood was drawn.

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