Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nenette de Lange | 2010/08/04

Q.

familial hypercholesterolaemia

When should you test children for familial hypercholesterolaemia

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If you have a strong family history of hypercholesterolaemia the first tests can be done at 15 months. The tests should include cholesterol tests as well as the gene test for LDL receptor mutation.

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