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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Apolipoprotein A-1

Clinical Significance

Apolipoprotein AI (Apo AI) is 1 of the apoproteins of high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Plasma HDL cholesterol concentration is inversely related to the risk for coronary artery disease. Individuals with Tangier disease have <1% the normal amount of HDL and thus Apo AI.

Test Name

Apolipoprotein A-1

Alternate Name/ Synonym

Apo-A1

Test Code

RD033

Division

Biochemistry- Test Development Multiplex

Method

Automated Analyzer

Turn Around Time

Batch testing (50 samples)

Disease/Condition

Cardiac Risk

Specimen Type

Serum  or EDTA Plasma

Minimum Specimen Requirements

150 uL

Storage/Transportation

Send frozen

Special Requirements

* For research purposes only.

Approval is required

CPT Codes

82172

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212

Reference Range

0 - 14 days: 0.62 - 0.97 g/L
15 days - <1 yr: 0.53 - 1.75 g/L
1 yr - <14 yrs: 0.80 - 1.64 g/L
14 yrs - <19 yrs: 0.72 - 1.54 g/L