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Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test - Verisana Lab

Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test

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Explore your cardiovascular well-being thoroughly through our Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test, which includes essential markers: Lipoprotein (a), Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1), and Apolipoprotein B (ApoB).

Tailored to offer a comprehensive understanding of these pivotal proteins and their impact on heart health, this comprehensive test is perfect for individuals interested in a holistic assessment of their cardiovascular risk.

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  • Symptoms
  • Sample collection guide
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Details
Who should take the test?

This test is recommended for individuals who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of their cardiovascular health. It is particularly beneficial for those seeking a detailed cardiovascular risk assessment. Individuals with concerns about heart disease, those with a family history of heart conditions, and those who prioritize a thorough approach to managing their overall heart health would greatly benefit from taking this test.

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 Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test we analyze:
  • APO B
  • APO A1
  • Lipoprotein (a)
APO B

Apolipoprotein B (Apo B) is crucial for lipid metabolism as it facilitates the transportation of lipids throughout the bloodstream, essential for various bodily functions such as cell membrane integrity and hormone production. However, excessive lipids can lead to arterial plaques and atherosclerosis, increasing the risk of heart attack. Elevated Apo B levels correlate with higher lipid levels and heightened cardiovascular disease risk.

Conditions affecting lipoprotein production or liver synthesis can decrease Apo B levels, while factors such as diabetes or certain medications can elevate them. Understanding Apo B levels can offer insights into cardiovascular health and potential risk factors.

APO A1

Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) is a vital protein integral to cholesterol transport and metabolism, primarily found in High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), known as ‘good cholesterol.’ Its role in removing excess cholesterol from cells and transporting it to the liver aids in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and preventing arterial plaque buildup. Measuring ApoA1 levels offers insights into cardiovascular disease risk, with higher levels typically indicating lower risk and vice versa. Abnormal levels, whether low or high, can signal potential cardiovascular issues.

Lipoprotein (a)

Lipoprotein (a), commonly abbreviated as Lp(a), resembles LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and is often referred to as ‘bad cholesterol’. It comprises an LDL-like particle attached to a specific protein called apolipoprotein (a). While naturally present in the bloodstream, elevated Lp(a) levels pose a significant risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Unlike other cholesterol markers, Lp(a) levels are primarily influenced by genetics rather than diet and lifestyle. High levels of Lp(a) can contribute to arterial plaque buildup, promoting atherosclerosis and raising the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Symptoms
Our Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test is suitable for those who:
  • have high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • have high cholesterol levels
  • have family history of heart disease
  • have issues with obesity
  • have a sedentary lifestyle
Sample collection guide
General

Please read the following instructions in detail before starting with the sample collection.

Please download the instructions here

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What is the Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test, and why should I consider taking it?

The Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test is a helpful tool designed to provide a detailed assessment of your cardiovascular health. It analyzes essential markers such as Lipoprotein (a), Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1), and Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) to offer comprehensive insights into your cardiovascular risk factors. It is particularly beneficial for individuals seeking a thorough understanding of their heart health and those with concerns about heart disease or a family history of heart conditions.

How does the Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test differ from traditional lipid panels?

While traditional lipid panels primarily measure total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, the Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test goes beyond these parameters. It assesses specific apolipoproteins (ApoA1 and ApoB) and Lipoprotein (a), providing a more comprehensive evaluation of your cardiovascular risk factors and lipid metabolism.

Who should consider taking the Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test?

This test is recommended for individuals interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of their cardiovascular health. It is particularly beneficial for those seeking a detailed cardiovascular risk assessment, individuals with concerns about heart disease, those with a family history of heart conditions, and those who prioritize a thorough approach to managing their overall heart health.

Can the Comprehensive Apolipoprotein Test help guide treatment decisions for cardiovascular health?

Yes, the test results can provide valuable information to your healthcare provider to guide treatment decisions and interventions aimed at managing your cardiovascular risk factors. Based on your results, your healthcare provider may recommend lifestyle modifications, medications, or further diagnostic tests as appropriate.

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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