Apolipoprotein B


This blood test measures levels of protein apolipoprotein B which is thought to be an indicator of coronary heart disease risk.

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Apolipoprotein B

About this test

Apolipoprotein B is the primary apolipoprotein of low-density lipoproteins (LDL or "bad cholesterol").

ApoB allows LDL to transport and deposit fats such as cholesterol all around the body, in particular within blood vessel walls which can lead to plague formation, increasing the risk of heart disease.

Who is this test for?

Our Apolipoprotein B test is for those wanting to optimise their general health and for those with a family history of cardiovascular disease who want to work to minimise their risk.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Heart Disease Risk

Apolipoprotein B (apo B) is the primary apolipoprotein of low-density lipoproteins (LDL or "bad cholesterol). It is responsible for carrying cholesterol to tissues.

High levels of Apolipoprotein B can lead to plaques that cause vascular disease, or atherosclerosis, which can then lead to heart disease.There is evidence that levels of apo B are a better indicator of heart disease risk than total cholesterol or LDL cholesterol.

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Apolipoprotein B blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Apolipoprotein B test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Apolipoprotein B test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Apolipoprotein B test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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