Apolipoprotein B

The Canadian Guidelines discuss the advantages of measuring apolipoprotein B especially in patients with moderate hypertriglyceridemia and metabolic syndrome. Advantages also include being able to measure a non-fasting blood sample. According to Genest, (5) Canadian population values for apolipoprotein B have been established, apolipoprotein B measurement has been standardized, and most Canadian laboratories have the equipment and expertise to measure it. In the Canadian population, an apolipoprotein B level of 0.9 g/L is around the 20th percentile, 1.05 g/L the 50th percentile, and 1.2 g/L the 75th percentile.

Table 1

Risk Categories and Target Lipid Levels

Table 1

Risk Categories and Target Lipid Levels

Risk category

Target level

LDL-C (mmol/L)

TC: HDL-C

High

<2.5

<4.0

Moderate

<3.5

<5.0

Low

<4.5

<6.0

HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; TC, total cholesterol. Reproduced with permission (5).

HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; TC, total cholesterol. Reproduced with permission (5).

Table 2

Clinical Identification of the Metabolic Syndrome

Table 2

Clinical Identification of the Metabolic Syndrome

Risk factor

Defining level

Abdominal obesity

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Lower Your Cholesterol In Just 33 Days

Lower Your Cholesterol In Just 33 Days

Discover secrets, myths, truths, lies and strategies for dealing effectively with cholesterol, now and forever! Uncover techniques, remedies and alternative for lowering your cholesterol quickly and significantly in just ONE MONTH! Find insights into the screenings, meanings and numbers involved in lowering cholesterol and the implications, consideration it has for your lifestyle and future!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment