At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine whether or not you have adequate levels of apo A-I, to diagnose people with specific apo A deficiency and to help determine your risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD)
When to Get Tested?
This is a not a routinely performed test and is currently limited to hospital specialists, and specialist testing laboratories. It can be measured when you have hyperlipidaemia and/or a family history of CHD or peripheral vascular disease; when your doctor is trying to assess your risk of developing heart disease; when apo A deficiency is suspected and when you are monitoring the effectiveness of lipid treatment and/or lifestyle changes.
Usually, a blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
None; however, this test is often requested at the same time as other tests that require fasting, so you may be instructed to fast for 12 hours prior to having this test.