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Laboratory Medicine

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Apolipoprotein E genotype


TestApolipoprotein E genotype
Common AbbreviationsNA
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationInvestigation of suspected mixed hyperlipidaemia. E2 isoform binds the lipoprotein receptors with 2% of the affinity of E3 and E4 resulting in impaired clearance of chylomicron and VLDL remnants and increased plasma cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeEDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume0.5mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time1 month
LaboratoryNorthern Genetics Service The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, NE1 3BZ
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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