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Apolipoprotein (B)

Source Blood
Mnemonic APOB
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube
0.5 mL serum

PSC only: 1 x 5 mL orange top RST tube is acceptable within one hour of lab closing.

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Specimen Handling
Additional Information
Testing Location Immunochemistry
Testing Frequency Weekdays
Alternate Name(s) ApoB-100, Lipoprotein B
Reference Interval

< 18 years

< 0.90 g/L
Acceptable limit relative to dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis risk is < 0.90 g/L

18 - 150 years

< 1.20  g/L

If result is > 1.20 g/L:
Treatment advised if FRS is Intermediate or High (Refer to Non-HDL Cholesterol for FRS ranges)

Treatment target for ApoB < 0.8 g/L (2016 CCS Guideline, Can J Cardiol 2016)

If result is < 1.20 g/L:
Treatment target for ApoB < 0.8 g/L (2016 CCS Guideline, Can J Cardiol 2016)