What is Apolipoprotein A-1?
APOB, or Apolipoprotein B is associated with LDL or bad cholesterol. Apolipoprotein A-1, or APOA1, is just the opposite. APOA1 levels reflect the amount of HDL, high density lipoprotein, in the blood. This is the good cholesterol that helps clear bad cholesterol out of arteries. Cholesterol tests produce three numbers – total cholesterol, LDL and HDL. Total cholesterol measurements are only one indication of overall health. If the ratio between good and bad cholesterol is not healthy, it could indicate increased risk of heart disease even if overall cholesterol is low or normal.
Literature review of apolipoprotein in pregnancy
Normal Value Range
- Negative Pregnancy Adult: 119 to 240 mg/dL
- Pregnancy Trimester One: 111 to 150 mg/dL
- Pregnancy Trimester Two: 142 to 253 mg/dL
- Pregnancy Trimester Three: 145 to 262 mg/dL