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Genetic Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

Genetic Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) Blood Test detects genetic cholesterol issues.

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Genetic Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

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Key Takeaways: Genetic Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

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The cost of Genetic Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Familial Hypercholesterolaemia?

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a genetic disorder that results in high cholesterol levels, increasing the risk of premature heart disease. It is diagnosed through a Genetic FH Blood Test that looks for mutations in specific genes.

What does the Genetic FH Blood Test look for?

The Genetic FH Blood Test looks for mutations in three genes: LDLR, PCSK9, and APOB. These mutations are commonly associated with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia.

How can the Genetic FH Blood Test help me?

The results of the Genetic FH Blood Test can guide treatment plans and lifestyle changes. Early detection of FH can significantly reduce the risk of premature heart disease and other complications.

How much does the Genetic FH Blood Test cost?

The cost of the Genetic FH Blood Test in the UK typically ranges from £150 to £350, inclusive of appointment fees.

Is a doctor's referral necessary for the Genetic FH Blood Test?

No, a doctor's referral is not necessary for this test. A self-referral allows you to book a private appointment directly with the provider.

Further Information

Conditions & Symptoms

Individuals with a family history of high cholesterol or premature heart disease may consider this test. Symptoms of FH include high LDL cholesterol levels, fatty skin deposits, and cholesterol deposits around the cornea.

What to expect on the day of your test

The appointment typically lasts about an hour. A small blood sample will be taken for genetic screening analysis. There is no need to fast for this test.

Test Analysis

The analysis involves sequencing the genes associated with FH. If a mutation is found, it indicates a positive diagnosis for FH. The results are usually available within 2 to 4 weeks.

Additional Resources

For more information about FH, visit Heart UK or British Heart Foundation.

References

  1. Quest Diagnostics: Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  2. ARUP Lab Test Directory: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Panel, Sequencing
  3. HNL Lab Medicine: Familial Hypercholesterolemia NGS panel
  4. Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust: Information regarding your Genetic Screening appointment for FH

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References

References and Useful Genetic Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) Resources

  • Quest Diagnostics: Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • ARUP Lab Test Directory: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Panel, Sequencing
  • HNL Lab Medicine: Familial Hypercholesterolemia NGS panel
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust: Information regarding your Genetic Screening appointment for FH

References

  • Quest Diagnostics: Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • ARUP Lab Test Directory: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Panel, Sequencing
  • HNL Lab Medicine: Familial Hypercholesterolemia NGS panel
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust: Information regarding your Genetic Screening appointment for FH
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