Who should take the test?
When you have a personal or family history of heart disease or high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, getting your Apo B levels tested on a regular basis helps you to evaluate your risk of developing a CVD. But Apo B can do more. It also helps you monitor the effects of your treatment for high cholesterol.
Decreased levels of Apo B can be caused by:
- Drugs like estrogen (in post-menopausal women), lovastatin, niacin, or thyroxine
- Severe illness/ surgery
Increased levels of Apo B can be caused by:
- Drugs like androgens, beta blockers, diuretics or progestins (synthetic progesterone)
- Pregnancy (levels increase temporarily and decrease again after delivery)
How does it work?
You collect a sample from the comfort of your home, send it to our lab and can conveniently download your results in our portal. You will receive an email notification as soon as your results are in.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
After the analysis was conducted, you will receive a lab report with explanations about the analyzed markers as well as information about possible symptoms that can occur when there is an imbalance. Further to that, we always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner.
Although we do not offer medical advice ourselves, we will gladly assist you in finding a suitable therapist in your area. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is my privacy protected?
Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. We and our partner laboratories (who may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously. Only you will have access to this information and we will not share your information with any not authorized third party. All samples are disposed of following analysis.