Apolipoprotein B (APO-B) - Serum

Apolipoprotein B (APO-B) - Serum


This test is done along with other lipid tests to determine a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

This Test Includes

Apolipoprotein B (APO-B)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Apolipoprotein B (APO-B) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is 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.

What is this test

Apolipoprotein B is a protein involved in 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.