Apolipoprotein A1

When should Apolipoprotein A1(Apo A1) be tested?

First, let's get to know Apolipoprotein.

What is Apolipoprotein ?

  • Apolipoprotein A1 (Apo A-1) is a protein that is a component of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) that plays an important role in breaking down fat deposits in blood vessels and transporting them to damage the liver.

  • Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B) is a component of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) that has the opposite function of HDL.
  • Both Apo A-1 and Apo-B may be used as an alternative to lipid profile tests to assess the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the future.
Apolipoprotein A1

When should we get tested ?

  • When HDL-C is low and cholesterol and triglycerides (hyperlipidemia)   Lipid Profile testing also does not determine the risk of heart attack or stroke. Apo-A1 testing can improve cardiovascular risk assessment.
  • To determine the cause of hyperlipidemia that may be caused by genetics or someone in the family who has had abnormal levels of cholesterol or premature cardiovascular disease, it should be tested along with Apolipopritein B.

Apolipoprotein A1 Conversion

  • Low APO A-1 is often associated with low cholesterol and HDL, which worsens the elimination of excess cholesterol from the body.

  • However, low Apo A-1 along with high concentrations of Apo B are associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease and ischemic stroke.
  • Apo A-1 test coupled with Apo B to detect the Apo A-1/Apo B Ratio to increase confidence After finding that the ratio of HDL/ Triglyceride is greater than 2 (>2), the test to determine the ratio of Apo A-1/Apo B, which is a clear and better indicator of cardiovascular risk…
  • Apo A-I test along with other tests to monitor the effectiveness of changes, such as during treatment to reduce fat or lifestyle changes such as reducing fat intake and exercising regularly.
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