Amyloid Beta-Protein
Label Mnemonic: AMBETAPRO
Epic code: LAB8278
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
Specimen Instructions:
No specific patient preparation is required as Amyloid B-Protein is increased by the quantity and density of plaques.
Collection Medium:
Sterile container
Collect 2 mL CSF in sterile container.
Reference Range:
20- 80 pg/mL
Amyloid B-Protein is a peptide that ranges in size from 28-43 amino acids. Most fragments have the same biological activity as the whole molecule. Amyloid B-Protein causes vascular and cerebral plaque formation. Insoluble fibrils of Amyloid B-Protein accumulate in adrenal blood vessels and un neutritic plaques. Occurrence of plaques are present in normal brain but in a much less dense degree as in Alzheimer's disease patients. Amyloid B-Protein is also found in elevated levels in patients with Down's Syndrome. Substance P has been found to counteract the effects of Amyloid B-Protein.

Amyloid Protein is measured by a specific radioimmunoassay procedure that measures all fragments from 1-40 amino acids.
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