Apolipoprotein B is the primary apolipoprotein of chylomicrons, VLDL, IDL, and LDL particles (LDL – known commonly by the misnomer “bad cholesterol” when in reference to both heart disease and vascular disease in general), which is responsible for carrying fat molecules (lipids), including cholesterol, around the body.
How does the process work/ How is it done:
To get the diagnosis, doctors will test your child’s blood to find out how long it takes to clot and to see if it’s missing any clotting factors. This often includes:
- Complete blood count (CBC): It gives important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in your blood.
- Prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (PTT): Both test how long it takes blood to clot.
- Factor VIII and factor IX tests: These measure levels of those clotting factors.
Where is it performed?
It is performed in a laboratory and it specializes in biochemistry.
What’s the cure for someone suffering from this condition?
There is no cure, but you can manage the condition, and your child can enjoy an active life. He can get the factor IX his body doesn’t make. This is called replacement therapy. With this treatment, doctors use a needle to put clotting factor IX into the bloodstream. The replacement protein can come from human blood, or it’s made in a lab.
What are the results of their findings?
The laboratory test results are not to be interpreted as results of a “stand-alone” test. The test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental tests/information. Your healthcare providers will explain the meaning of your tests results, based on the overall clinical scenario.