This test assesses the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and it is done by measuring apolipoprotein B (Apo B) levels in the blood. Its early detection and treatment are important in the significant reduction of morbidity and mortality in individuals with coronary heart disease and similar issues. Apo B is also associated with hyperlipidemia, and studies show that it is linked to atherosclerotic burden and risk of coronary artery calcification, especially in persons with type 2 diabetes.
Why Take the Apo B Test?
The Apo B test is usually taken in conjunction with Lipid Profile and other tests that serve as markers indicating the probability of heart problems. It also helps monitor the progress of individuals being treated for excessive cholesterol and triglycerides.
Apo B test results usually within 3 business days.
Fast for 12-14 hours before blood is drawn, but you can drink water during this time.