Test Details

Mnemonic

APO

Ordering Code

1019991

CPT-4 Code(s)

82172 x 2

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Green sodium heparin, green lithium heparin
Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 3 months

Methodology

Nephelometry
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Reference Range

Apo A1
Male: 110 - 205 mg/dL
Female: 125 – 215 mg/dL
Apo B:
Male: 55 – 140 mg/dL
Female: 55 – 125 mg/dL
B/A1 Ratio:
Male: 0.35 - 1.00
Female: 0.30 - 0.90
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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