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APOE Genotyping, Alzheimer Disease

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Formal name: Apolipoprotein E Genotyping
Related tests: Tau/Aß42, PSEN1

Were you looking instead for APOE genotyping ordered to evaluate for cardiovascular disease? If so, see APOE Genotyping, Cardiovascular Disease.

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

APOE genotyping is not widely used. The clinical usefulness of this test is still being researched, but it may be used as an aid in the diagnosis of probable late onset Alzheimer disease (AD) in a symptomatic adult

When to Get Tested?

When you have progressive symptoms of dementia and your health practitioner wants to determine the likelihood that this is due to AD

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None