Apolipoprotein - B
What is Apolipoprotein - B?
Apolipoprotein – B is a protein involved with metabolism of lipids. It is one of the main constituent of lipoproteins like very low and low density lipoprotein. The test measures the amount of apo B present in your blood.
Why is Apolipoprotein - B done?
In order to check the risk of developing any kind of heart disease, one should get the test done. It is often used to test high cholesterol or a rare inherited apolipoprotein B deficiency.
Preparation for Apolipoprotein - B
- Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours before the test.
Sample Type for Apolipoprotein - B