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Above 10 years
Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) is a protein that aids in the transportation of fat and cholesterol throughout the body. It also serves as the primary protein component of lipoproteins such as Very Low-Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) and Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL). It binds to bad cholesterol, causing plaque accumulation in the blood vessels. This can lead to the development of cardiovascular disease.
The Apolipoprotein B test detects elevated cholesterol levels and the likelihood of cardiovascular disease. It also aids in diagnosing a rare hereditary apolipoprotein B deficiency. A healthy person has low levels of low-density cholesterol. So, more significant levels can indicate an increased risk of heart disease.
The Apolipoprotein B test should ideally yield the following results to indicate healthy levels of the component.
If the test results are lower than the ideal levels, it can be due to one of the following reasons:
Excessive levels of apolipoprotein B are associated with a risk for cardiovascular disease. Elevations may be caused by a high-fat diet or a reduction of LDL clearance from the blood.
Alternatively, a spike in the apolipoprotein B level may indicate:
However, in addition to the illnesses that might produce low or high levels of apolipoprotein B, some drugs and lifestyle factors may also impact the results, which include:
Hormone medication such as androgen, estrogen, progestin, etc.
Apollo 24|7 offers the Apolipoprotein B test at a reasonable rate.
After the test, the healthcare provider may also request other tests in case they suspect cardiovascular disease. The treatment plan usually depends upon one's age, gender, health history, and the cause of the fluctuating levels of apolipoprotein B. These can include:
Medically reviewed by Dr. Ranga Reddy B V A, Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results