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Apolipoprotein A1

APO A-1, High Density Lipoprotein

Testing Information

Sample Type
Test Codes
CPT Code
Testing Area
Core Lab - Chemistry
Test Methodology
Abbott Alinity - Immunoturbidmetric
Reference Range
Female: 125-215 mg/dLMale: 110-205 mg/dL
Expected Turnaround Time
Results Available 24 hours from Receipt at the laboratory.
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect one gold top SST tube (minimum whole blood: 4 mL). Let specimen clot for 30-60 minutes and then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Refrigerate after centrifugation.
Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed specimens, quantity not sufficient, improperly labeled
Specimen Validity and Retention
Centrifuged SST Tubes:Room Temperature (20-25°C): 3 daysRefrigerated (2-8°C): 3 daysFrozen (-20°C or greater): UnacceptableSerum AliquotsRoom Temperature (20-25°C): 3 daysRefrigerated (2-8°C): 3 daysFrozen (-20°C or greater): 7 daysSpecimens retained for 7 days after testing
Courier Transportation
Transport centrifuged tube refrigerated (2-8°C)
Clinical Utility
Apo A-1 is useful in detecting Tangier disease, but also may serve as a indicator of increased risk for coronary artery disease.