Telomere Testing
Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) Genotyping
MTHFR Genotyping

Apolipoprotein E Genotyping

Overview

This test determines an individual’s genetic risk associated with the Apolipoprotein E gene. ApoE is involved in the metabolism of cholesterol and triglycerides, and variants in this gene can have clinically relevant implications for disease risk as well as one’s response to statin therapy, dietary fat, and other risk factors (eg., smoking and alcohol consumption). Approximately 45% of individuals carry one or more of the high risk variants within the ApoE gene. The results of the genotyping of Apolipoprotein E have important implications in the treatment strategies for individual patients in reducing cardiovascular disease risk.

Components

Apolipoprotein E Genotyping Components - 1

Apolipoprotein E Genotyping Table 

Collection/Packaging Instructions

***No FASTING REQUIRED***

  1. Whole blood is required.
  2. Collect one purple top (EDTA) tube.
  3. Do no centrifuge or freeze

Shipping Instructions

  • Ship in the LPP kit or the micronutrient test kit provided
  • DO NOT PLACE THE SHIPMENT IN A DROP BOX
  • DO NOT USE THE AUTOMATED SYSTEM WHEN CALLING FOR A PICK UP.  SPEAK WITH A CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE.
  • It is very important to receive the specimens the day after collection
  • Call FedEx for courier pickup ASAP at 800-463-3339, but no later than 3:00PM, Monday-Friday
  • Give your address as the pickup location
  • THE LABORATORY IS OPEN ON SATURDAYS TO RECEIVE SPECIMENS COLLECTED ON FRIDAYS

Report Delivery

Results are typically available within 7-10 business days.

Reports are delivered via general mail or electronically. 
*HIPAA aware: Electronic delivery system is completely confidential and secure.

Become a Client Button 2