Apolipoprotein B

Apolipoprotein-B (APO-B) involves in the metabolism process of lipids. It constitutes the main protein composition in the Very Low-Density Lipoprotein (VLDL). This test evaluates the APO-B protein in the blood specimen to diagnose Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) and is used in prognosis by monitoring in the treatment process of high Cholesterol and also this test helps in screening to find APO-B protein deficiency in suspected subjects.
Test Code: 48
₹ 600.00


Why Apolipoprotein B test?


Apolipoprotein Bor (Apo-B) test is used along with other lipid tests to help determine a patient’s risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Apo B is a primarily integral apoprotein required for the formation of low-density lipoprotein – LDL (bad cholesterol). Apo B-100 serves as a signal for cellular binding and internalization of LDL particles by apo B/E receptors. Apolipoprotein-B is the primary Apo-lipoprotein of chylomicrons (Apo B-48), VLDL (Apo B-100), IDL, LDL (Apo B-100), and lp(a). Apo-B-48 is composed of 2521 amino acids and is essential for the formation of chylomicrons and Apo-B-48 is also responsible for the absorption of dietary fat from the intestine. Thus high levels of Apo-B can lead to plaques causing atherosclerosis and heart diseases. Clinical pre-requisite for Apo-B test are signs and symptoms of perfused sweating, heartburn or indigestion, arm pain, upper back pain, vague feeling of illness (generalized malaise), shortness of breath, headache, fullness or squeezing sensation of the chest, jaw pain, tooth pain or headache, nausea, vomiting along with epi-gastric discomfort, etc.


Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample taken from the vein

Test Preparation: None

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