Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is an important regulator of cholesterol and triglyceride levels in your blood and supports lipid transport and injury repair in your brain
There are three different forms of the ApoE gene known as E2, E3 and E4 alleles. The E4 form is the strongest risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease. According to the National Institute of Health, inheriting a single copy of ApoE4 from a parent increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease by about three-fold. Inheriting two copies, one from each parent, increases the risk by about 12-fold. In fact almost 40% of AD patients have inherited an E4 allele.
Our partners at Kashi Clinical Laboratories use the latest in quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction instrumentation with a high degree of sensitivity for detecting gene snips accurately.
Scientific rigor matters
SNP’s are only included in our panels when peer reviewed studies show there is a clear connection with treatment decision making, the studies are relevant across a range of population types, clinical intervention is indicated, and that nutritional or other lifestyle choices can affect the regulation of gene expression.
Results and Resources
Your results will be ready within 5-7 business days of receipt at the lab. Once your results are ready, an InVite® certified healthcare professional will contact you to discuss your results and recommend a supplement protocol based on your specific results.
The programs listed below are recommendations from InVite® Experts and have been developed based on the individual gene mutations that may show up on your test results. Once your results are ready, an InVite® Expert will guide you through the best program for your needs