The APOE gene provides instructions for making a protein called apolipoprotein E (APOE) which is involved in the metabolism of lipids (fats) in the body. There are three common forms of the APOE gene, known as e2, e3, and e4. The e3/e3 genotype is the most common, and is considered the "normal" form of the APOE gene. The e4 allele may be associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, as well as other medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
This test looks at your DNA to determine what combination of APOE forms (genotype) are present.
The APOE gene exists in three different forms (alleles) – e2, e3, and e4 – with e3 being the most common.
Download and print your pathology form from your i-screen dashboard.
Take your form to one of our affiliated collection centres to have your sample taken - no need for an appointment.
Results for this test available in 10-12 days and will be published in your online dashboard.