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Apolipoprotein E Genotype

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic MISCREFBL

Misc Ref Test Name field: APOE
Specimen Requirements

1 x 6 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Minimum 3 mL whole blood

Collect Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before 12:00 noon only (to ensure specimen reaches testing lab within 96 hours of collection).

CLS staff: Proceed with specimen collection and transport to DSC Accession. DSC Referrals will oversee the physician approval process.

Specimen Handling Transport whole blood to DSC Referrals (must be received no later than 15:00 for same day shipping). Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Notify Referrals at 403-770-3285 when sending specimen.

DSC Accession:
Deliver specimen directly to Referrals before 15:00 Monday-Thursday for same day shipping.  If received after Referrals hours, store at room temperature.
Additional Information Requisition MUST clearly indicate risk factor to ensure the proper apolipoprotein E test is performed: cardiovascular risk or Alzheimer's risk.
Testing Location Dynacare
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) APO E Genotype
Reference Interval