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Apolipoprotein A1 Test - Key Marker of Heart Health - Verisana Lab

Apolipoprotein A1 Test

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Measure your Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) levels effortlessly from the comfort of your home using our testing kit. ApoA1 plays a crucial role in High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and serves as a key marker for cardiovascular health.

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Details
Who should take the test?

Individuals concerned about their cardiovascular health, particularly those with a family history of heart disease, individuals with high cholesterol levels, or those looking to proactively manage their heart health, should consider taking the Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) Test. This test is especially beneficial for assessing cholesterol metabolism and cardiovascular risk, providing valuable insights to guide effective heart disease prevention and management strategies.

How does it work?

Once your order has been processed, you will be sent a blood sample collection kit. You collect your sample from the comfort of your own home and send it right back to our CLIA-certified partner laboratory. We analyze your sample and inform you that your results have been uploaded to your confidential account on our secure website.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

Following the completion of the analysis, you will receive a lab report that includes explanations for the analyzed markers and details on potential symptoms linked to imbalances. Additionally, we strongly advise that you discuss the results you receive from us with your healthcare provider or practitioner.

Moreover, additional information can be found on our website, particularly within various test categories, “health conditions,” and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us by sending an email to contact@verisana.com.

How is my privacy protected?

Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. Both we and our partner laboratories (which may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously.

You will be the sole person with access to this information, and we guarantee that we will not disclose your information to any unauthorized third parties. Additionally, all samples will be disposed of after analysis. Both our Verisana portal for registering kits and receiving results as well as our CLIA-certified partner laboratories are fully HIPAA-compliant.

Test measures
For the Apolipoprotein A1 Test we analyze:
  • APO A1
APO A1

Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) is a critical protein central to the transport and processing of cholesterol within the body. Found predominantly in High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), often dubbed as ‘good cholesterol,’ ApoA1 plays a pivotal role in eliminating surplus cholesterol from cells and ferrying it to the liver for disposal or potential re-utilization. Its significance extends to several key areas.

Firstly, ApoA1 aids in the formation of HDL, facilitating the crucial process of reverse cholesterol transport, thereby promoting healthy cholesterol levels and impeding the accumulation of arterial plaque. Additionally, assessing ApoA1 levels serves as a valuable tool for evaluating one’s susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases.

Elevated ApoA1 levels generally correlate with a diminished risk of heart disease, while decreased levels may indicate a heightened risk. Abnormal levels of ApoA1 can carry significant implications. Low levels may elevate the risk of coronary artery disease and other cardiovascular ailments, potentially signaling impaired HDL functionality or inadequate HDL relative to LDL and overall cholesterol levels.

Conversely, high levels of ApoA1 are typically advantageous, as they are often linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Symptoms
Our Apolipoprotein A1 Test is suitable for those who:
  • have high cholesterol levels
  • have family history of heart disease
  • have high blood pressure
  • have problems with obesity
Sample collection guide
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Please read the following instructions in detail before starting with the sample collection.

Please download the instructions here

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What is Apolipoprotein A1 and why is it important for cardiovascular health?

Apolipoprotein A1 is the primary protein component of High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), often referred to as "good cholesterol." It plays a crucial role in cholesterol metabolism and serves as a key marker for assessing cardiovascular risk.

How does the Apolipoprotein A1 Test help in managing heart disease risk?

The test provides valuable insights into your ApoA1 levels, which can indicate your risk for cardiovascular diseases. By understanding your ApoA1 levels, you can take proactive measures to manage and mitigate the risk of heart disease effectively.

Who should consider taking the Apolipoprotein A1 Test?

Individuals concerned about their cardiovascular health, especially those with a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol levels, or other risk factors, can benefit from this test. It is also useful for individuals undergoing lifestyle modifications aimed at improving heart health.

What do abnormal ApoA1 levels indicate?

Abnormal ApoA1 levels may suggest an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Low ApoA1 levels can be a risk factor for coronary artery disease, while high levels are generally considered beneficial and associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

I am not getting enough blood from my finger, what can I do?

In order to draw more blood from your finger, begin by warming your hand under running warm water for a few moments and gently rotate your arm to enhance blood circulation. When it's time to prick your finger, aim for the side of the finger rather than the tip. It's often easier to use the middle or ring finger of your non-dominant hand. To prevent any involuntary withdrawal during the piercing, place your finger firmly on a stable surface. Finally, apply a gentle squeeze and massage towards the fingertip to encourage blood flow.

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