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Test ID APOLB Apolipoprotein B, Serum


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL of serum.


Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) with the specimen.

Useful For

Assessment of cardiovascular risk

 

Follow-up studies in individuals with basic lipid measures inconsistent with risk factors or clinical presentation

 

Definitive studies of cardiac risk factors in individuals with significant family histories of coronary artery disease or other increased risk factors

 

Confirmation of suspected abetalipoproteinemia or hypobetalipoproteinemia

Method Name

Automated Turbidimetric Immunoassay

Reporting Name

Apolipoprotein B, S

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 8 days
  Frozen  60 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

Age

Apolipoprotein B (mg/dL)

<24 months

Not established

2-17 years

Acceptable: <90

Borderline high: 90-109

High: ≥110

≥18 years

Desirable: <90

Above Desirable: 90-99

Borderline high: 100-119

High: 120-139

Very high: ≥140

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82172

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
APOLB Apolipoprotein B, S 1884-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
APOLB Apolipoprotein B, S 1884-6

NY State Approved

Yes