Apolipoprotein B

Abbrev Code:APOLB   
Order Code:LAB4382Order Name:Apolipoprotein B
Synonyms:Low Density Lipoprotein; Low Density Lipoprotein B
CPT Codes: 82172 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Patient Preparation:Patient must be fasting 12-14 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 8 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50029


Reference Range:Female: 55-125 mg/dL; Male: 55-140 mg/dL
Use:Evaluation of risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Correlates closely with low density lipoprotein cholesterol, as this protein is found in LDL..

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