Pathology Test Details

Item Details
Laboratory Royal Prince Alfred Hospital : Dept. Medical Genomics - NSW
Test Name Apolipoprotein E genotyping
Genes Tested APOE
Test Description Detection of three common APOE alleles (E3, E2 and E4) associated with hyperlipidaemia. The laboratory will only accept an approved referral. Information on how to refer patients may be obtained from the Genetic Counsellor and Clinic Coordinator for the Lipid Clinic on T: 02 9515 5062, F: 02 9515 5490. Alternatively, contact the Clinic Director: Professor David Sullivan on T: 02 9515 8832, E:
Method Taqman genotyping assay
Test Type single
Comment SPECIALIST REFERRAL ONLY. Six genotype combinations are reported (E2/E2, E2/E3, E2/E4, E3/E3, E3/E4, E4/E4). Diagnostic testing only.
Test Accreditation Included In NATA Scope
Clinical Context Heritable variants
Sample Required 5mL blood in EDTA tube.
Turn Around Time 4 weeks
Medicare Rebate No Medicare rebate
Pathology Test Last Edit Date 30/09/2020 4:05:48 PM
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