Ordering Recommendation

Use to confirm diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

New York DOH Approval Status

Testing is not New York state approved. Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York state-approved laboratory.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Lavender (EDTA) or yellow (ACD solution A or B).
New York State Clients: Lavender (EDTA)

Specimen Preparation

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

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Serum or plasma; grossly hemolyzed or frozen specimens


Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable
New York State Clients: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable


Massively Parallel Sequencing




10-15 days

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 U.S. 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)


Genes tested: APOB, LDLR, LDLRAP1, PCSK9.

Hotline History


CPT Codes

81407; 81479; 81406


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002111 Familial Hypercholesterolemia Interp 35474-6
3002112 Familial Hypercholesterolemia Specimen 31208-2
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  • familial defective apoB
  • FH
  • heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH)
  • homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH)
Familial Hypercholesterolemia Panel, Sequencing