Wide measuring range
With a measuring range of 9.37–233 mg/dl, it will comfortably detect levels outside of the healthy range of 63-114mg/dl
Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8°C
Liquid ready-to-use reagents
The Randox Apolipoprotein B 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 9.37 – 233 mg/dl
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What is Apolipoprotein B assay used for?
The B Apolipoproteins are the main form of protein found in Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL). Two forms of APO B are found in humans. APO B is the main cholesterol carrying protein in the blood and is the ligand concerned with the uptake of cholesterol into cells by the LDL-receptor pathway. APO B shows atherogenic signs and is thus useful for the evaluation of coronary risk.
The test is undertaken:
- When the patient has a personal or family history of heart disease and/or high concentrations of lipids in the blood
- To determine the patient’s risk of developing CVD
- To help monitor treatment for hyperlipidaemia
- To help diagnose APO B deficiency
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