Newcastle Laboratories

Apolipoprotein A1, serum

Clinical Background:

Apolipoprotein A1 is the apolipoprotein associated with HDL. It functions as an activator of lecithin cholesterol acetyltransferase, which is involved in lipid uptake.

Apolipoprotein A1 is the apolipoprotein associated with HDL. It functions as an activator of lecithin cholesterol acetyltransferase, which is involved in lipid uptake.

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Serum 

    Serum 

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Serum

    Serum

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1 mL blood

    1 mL blood

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    0.5 mL blood

    0.5 mL blood

  • Sample Stability:

    Unseparated: 24 hours

    Separated: 7 days at 4-8°C

    Unseparated: 24 hours

    Separated: 7 days at 4-8°C

  • Transport Requirements:

    Ambient temperature

    Ambient temperature

  • Interpretation:

    Decreased levels are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Increased levels appear to exert a protective effect. Markedly decreased Apolipoprotein A1 is associated with Tangiers dis...

    Decreased levels are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Increased levels appear to exert a protective effect. Markedly decreased Apolipoprotein A1 is associated with Tangiers disease.

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  • Reference Ranges:

    Men: 1.04-2.02 g/L
    Women: 1.08-2.25 g/L

    Men: 1.04-2.02 g/L
    Women: 1.08-2.25 g/L

  • Factors Affecting Result:

    Gross haemolysis, icterus or lipaemia may interfere.

    Gross haemolysis, icterus or lipaemia may interfere.

  • Other Info:

    Plasma- Lithium Heparin also acceptable

    Plasma- Lithium Heparin also acceptable

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

    - For external users: TNU-Tr.duty.biochemist@nhs.net

    - For Trust users: DutyBiochemist@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Specialist Test:

    Yes

    Yes

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Endocrine Lab

    Endocrine Lab

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 282 4025

    0191 282 4025

Availability:

Available 24/7
Site of analysis: RVI

Turn Around:

Within 3 full access days

Send To:

Department of Blood Sciences

Level 3
Leazes Wing
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4LP

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