What is the Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) test?
The Apo-B test measures the main component of lipid metabolism found in our body. It is the major protein in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL). Apo-B is considered a major risk marker for heart disease. Instead of analyzing LDL or VLDL to rule out the chances of any coronary heart disease, it is more specific to measure the Apo-B levels.
When is the Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) test recommended?
It is recommended in:
A family history of heart disease.
Previously diagnosed heart problems.
To monitor treatment.
Existing high blood cholesterol or blood fat.
What does it measure?
The Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) test:
Analyzes whether or not you are at risk for heart disease. It analyzes the amount of Apolipoprotein B in your blood. This Apolipoprotein B attaches to negative types of cholesterol that cause plaque buildup in your blood vessels, which can lead to damage and heart disease.
Apo B-100 monitors the levels that tend to mirror LDL-C levels, a test routinely ordered as part of a lipid profile. Many experts think that Apo-B levels may eventually prove to be a better indicator of the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than LDL-C. Some of them recommend the measurement of Apo-B to help with risk prediction when a person has multiple risk factors.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 15 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) Test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) test in Bangalore is Rs.490.
How often should I get the Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) Test?
The Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) Test?
< 100 mg/dL.
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for an Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) test?
Fasting is required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for an Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book an Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you.
Why should I book an Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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