Apolipoprotein A-1

Test ID: 

702781

CPT code:

82172

Synonyms:

Alpha and Beta Apolipoproteins

Clinical Use:

Studies have shown that the ratio of apolipoprotein A-1:apolipoprotein B may correlate better with increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) than total cholesterol, and LDL:HDL ratio.

Specimen Type:

Serum (preferred) or plasma

Requested Volume: 

2 mL

Container Type: 

Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, green-top (heparin) tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Patient Preparation: 

Patient must be fasting 12 to 14 hours.

Collection:

Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes. Transfer specimen to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements:

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Rejection Criteria

Specimen from nonfasting patient

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