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Test order codeHelp: CARDFHCL

Test name


Cardiology Sequencing- Familial Hypercholesterolemia (15 Genes)

Purpose of the test


This is a clinical test intended for Help: Diagnosis, Mutation Confirmation, Risk Assessment, Screening



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How to order


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Specimen source

Peripheral (whole) blood
Buccal swab


Molecular Genetics
XMutation scanning of select exons
Next-Generation (NGS)/Massively parallel sequencing (MPS)

Summary of what is tested

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Clinical utility


Guidance for management

  • Next-Generation Sequencing in Cardiovascular Disease: Present Clinical Applications and the Horizon of Precision Medicine. - PubMed ID: 28137961

Clinical validity


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Practice guidelines

  • ACMG ACT, 2019
    American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Genomic Testing (Secondary Findings) ACT Sheet, APOB, LDLR, PCSK9 Pathogenic Variants (Familial Hypercholesterolemia), 2019
  • CSANZ, 2016
    The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Diagnosis and Management of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia – Position Statement
  • NICE, 2019
    National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Identification and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia, 2008 [Updated: 4 October 2019]

Consumer resources

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