Apolipoprotein E genotype


Test Information

Test Name

Apolipoprotein E genotype

Synonyms

Apo-E Genotype

Preferred Specimen

EDTA (Whole blood)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

4 weeks


Collection Information

Preparation

From 1/9/2020 all requests will be assessed by a Pathologist before being approved for testing to proceed.

Criteria for acceptance:

  • Appropriate requests from specialist neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, geneticists, cardiologists, and chemical pathologists will be approved.
  • For requests from General Practitioners the clinical indication for testing must be clearly stated on the request form.
  • The laboratory will not accept requests without a referral from an appropriate doctor.

If clinical information is not provided, or does not provide appropriate justification for the test, the request may be declined.


Processing Information

Registration Code

APOE

Notes

  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required
  • DO NOT freeze sample

Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Canterbury Health Laboratory (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

ambient

External Lab Website