APOEG - Overview: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping, Blood

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Test Name

Test ID: APOEG    
Apolipoprotein E Genotyping, Blood

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Determining the specific apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotypes in patients with type III hyperlipoproteinemia


APOE genotyping has been used to assess susceptibility for Alzheimer disease. However, the use of APOE analysis for predictive testing for Alzheimer disease is not currently recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics due to limited clinical utility and poor predictive value.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Including Restriction Digest

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Diagnostic Systems, Inc.)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Apolipoprotein E Genotyping, B

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Frederickson Type III
Hyperlipidemia Type III
Type III hyperlipoproteinemia
Alzheimer disease