Apolipoprotein - A1
What is Apo - A1?
Apolipoprtein A1 (ApoA1) is the protein that is linked to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL Cholesterol) which plays the pivotal role in reverse cholesterol transport. An increased ApoA1 level indicates the reduced risk of a cardiovascular disease.
Why is Apo - A1 done?
The test is required to assess the ApoA1 level in the blood if low HDL- Cholesterol is detected and thereby determines the risk of a myocardial infarction. The test is recommended if the individual has high triglycerides and cholesterol levels or has a family history of cardiovascular diseases. The test is also used for monitoring the lipid treatment effectiveness.
Interpreting Apo - A1 results
The normal range for the test results is as follows:
Men: >120 mg/dL
Women: >140 mg/dL