What is Apolipoprotein B?
Apolipoprotein B (APO-B) is the primary protein associated with LDL cholesterol and hence, its increased level indicates an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Estimation of APO B is generally included under extended lipid profile to assess the cardiac risk. APO B is also monitored in patients undergoing anti-lipid therapy.
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