Apolipoprotein E Genotyping

Diagnostic Use

All requests for this testing will be assessed by a Pathologist before being approved for testing to proceed. Self referrals will not be accepted. Please see here for further details.

Elevated total cholesterol and triglyceride levels not responsive to dietry and lifestyle changes or a known family history of Type III hyperlipoproteinemia.

Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is a polymorphic protein associated with plasma IDL and chylomicrons. Human apoE is genetically controlled by three alleles (E2, E3 and E4) at the single gene locus on chromosome 19. Six genotypes, resulting from the combination of any two alleles are possible. Individuals homozygous for the E2 allele are at increased risk of developing Type III hyperlipidaemia.


Genetics - Molecular Pathology

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Apo E
Type III hyperlipidaemia

Turnaround Time

4 weeks

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