Reagent | Apolipoprotein A-I
Wide measuring range
With a measuring range of 5.27 – 251 mg/dl, it will comfortably detect levels outside of the healthy range of 120-176mg/dl
Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8°C
Liquid ready-to-use reagents
The Randox Apolipoprotein A-I reagent comes in a liquid format which is more convenient, and can also help reduce the risk of errors occurring
- Liquid ready-to-use reagents
- Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8°C
- Measuring range 5.27 – 251 mg/dl
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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
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