Reagent | Apolipoprotein A-I
Key benefits of the Randox Apolipoprotein A-I reagent
Exceptional measuring range
The Randox albumin assay has a measuring range 5.27 – 251mg/dl for the comfortable detection of results.
The Randox Apolipoprotein A-I reagent is stable to expiry when stored at 2-8°C
Applications available detailing instrument-specific settings for a variety of clinical chemistry analysers.
Liquid ready-to-use reagents
Liquid format which is more convenient, and can also help reduce the risk of errors occurring
Instrument Specific Applications (ISA’s) are available for a wide range of biochemistry analysers. Contact us to enquire about your specific analyser.
What is Apolipoprotein A-I assay used for?
The Apolipoproteins are the main form of protein found in High Density Lipoproteins (HDL). The main role of APO A-I is in the activation of Lecithin Cholesterol Acyl Transferase (LCAT) and removal of free cholesterol from extra hepatic tissues. APO A-I may therefore be described as non atherogenic, showing an inverse relationship to cardiovascular risk.
APO A-I may be measured in patients with a personal or family history of high concentrations of lipids and/or premature CHD. It may be requested to find out the cause of high lipid levels and/or a suspected disorder that is causing a deficiency in APO A-I. APO A-I can be used with APO B-100 to check your ratio of “good” to “bad” cholesterol