Ordering Recommendation

Use to confirm diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

Mnemonic

FH NGS

Methodology

Massively Parallel Sequencing

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-6 weeks

New York DOH Approval Status

Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (EDTA) or Yellow (ACD Solution A or B).

Specimen Preparation

Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Serum or plasma; grossly hemolyzed or frozen specimens

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

Genes tested: APOB, LDLR, LDLRAP1, PCSK9.

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

81407; 81479; 81406

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002111 Familial Hypercholesterolemia Interp 35474-6
3002112 Familial Hypercholesterolemia Specimen 31208-2
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Aliases

  • familial defective apoB
  • FH
  • heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH)
  • homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH)
Familial Hypercholesterolemia Panel, Sequencing