Apolipoprotein A1 Blood Test
Sample collection is included in the price of the test, from your arm at our clinics or via a home finger prick kit.
Results - same or next day for most markers, with Health Dashboard explanations.
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About the test
Apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1) is a biomarker that refers to a specific protein component of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, which are commonly known as "good cholesterol." HDL particles play a crucial role in the transport of cholesterol and lipids throughout the body.
Apolipoprotein A1 is a major structural protein of HDL, constituting about 70% of its protein content. Its primary function is to facilitate the reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) process, where excess cholesterol from peripheral tissues is transported back to the liver for excretion, thus helping to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
As a biomarker, apoA1 levels can be measured in the blood and are often used to assess HDL cholesterol metabolism and cardiovascular health. Higher levels of apoA1 are generally associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, as HDL particles with more apoA1 are believed to be more effective in promoting the RCT process and protecting against atherosclerosis.
Conversely, low levels of apoA1 may indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, it's essential to interpret apoA1 levels in conjunction with other lipid markers, such as total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, to obtain a comprehensive assessment of an individual's lipid profile and cardiovascular risk.
It's worth noting that while apoA1 is an important biomarker, it is just one part of the larger lipid profile and should be considered in the context of an individual's overall health and risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Regular monitoring of lipid levels, including apoA1, can help in the early detection and management of cardiovascular risk. The Cholesterol Blood Test is our most popular panel to have on subscription.
- Apolipoprotein A1
- Turnaround time: 5 days
Need more biomarkers? Check out our Cholesterol Blood Test. You can add ApoA1 and ApoB to the cholesterol panel for a complete picture.
Most of the biomarkers we offer in the "ready made" panels are also available separately. So if your favourite test panel is missing a biomarker you would like to have, no problem, you can add whatever you need to one of our standard panels using the "Pick-n-mix" options, such as this one.
Symptoms and tags
Cardiovascular risk worry