Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry  (AUTOMATED)
Test Name:
Test Code: APA
Clinical Information:
Test indications:
Apolipoprotein A1 testing is rarely indicated. Apolipoprotein A1 levels are useful for the diagnosis of hypoalphalipoproteinemia, in patients with very low HDL cholesterol concentrations < 2.0 mmol/L by measurement. Patients with Apolipoprotein A1 values <0.1 g/L should be referred to a specialist lipid clinic.

Which Lipids Should be Analyzed for Diagnostic Workup and Follow-up of Patients with Hyperlipidemias? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2018 Aug 17; 20(10):88. doi: 10.1007/s11886-018-1036-1.

Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Serum: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Serum: 0.3 mL

Stability 8 days refrigerated, 2 months frozen

Samples must be transferred to an aliquot tube and stored frozen if analysis will not be complete within 48 hours (#110-10-05 Serum / Plasma Separation Procedure & Transport)
Reference Values:
Desirable > 1.20 g/L
Within 1 Week
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