How are specimens collected and prepared for apolipoprotein A-I (Apo-A1) testing?

Updated: Jul 07, 2021
  • Author: Georges Elhomsy, MD, ECNU, FACE; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Patient instructions: Overnight fasting (12-14 hours)

Collection tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Unacceptable conditions: Hemolyzed specimens

Specimen preparation: Separate serum from cells as soon as possible or within 2 hours of collection and transfer to 1-mL serum transport tube

Storage/transport temperature: Refrigerated

Stability refrigerated: 8 days unfrozen; 3 months frozen

Panels: None

CPT Code: 82172

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