Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Apolipoprotein B

Test Name: Apolipoprotein B
Alternate Name(s): Apo B
ApoB
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube

Pediatric:
2-10 years: 3 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Lavender top (EDTA) tubes are also acceptable

Light Green (Li-Heparin) top tubes are NOT acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of serum required is 1 mL for adult or pediatric samples.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
14 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: 0.59-1.46 g/L
Effective Date: 2006-04-03
Revised Date: 2021-08-05
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Please note change in method as of Aug 5, 2021.

When triglycerides are >10 mmol/L, analysis is not accurate and will not be performed.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Nephelometry
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship serum frozen.
System Codes: 
Cerner
APOB
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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