Review decision date: June 2015
We checked this guideline and decided that it should be updated at this time. For details, see the update decision and the process for deciding if an update is needed. Details of the update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage in due course. This guideline will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here.
Next review date: September 2016
The advice in the NICE guideline covers the care and treatment of adults and children/young people with familial hypercholesterolaemia (a specific type of inherited high cholesterol that runs in the family).
It does not cover other forms of hypercholesterolaemia that are not genetic (inherited) or that are due to other genetic conditions.
This guideline was previously called identification and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia.
Responsibility for undertaking a review of this guidance at the designated review date has passed to the National Clinical Guidelines Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions (NCGCACC). The National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care is no longer active.