Do Not Do Recommendation

 

To diagnose FH in relatives of an index individual, the gender- and age-specific criteria for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentration in appendix E of the NICE guideline should be used. The Simon Broome LDL-C criteria for index individuals should not be used because this will result in under diagnosis.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:

To diagnose FH in relatives of an index individual, the gender- and age-specific criteria for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentration in appendix E of the NICE guideline should be used. The Simon Broome LDL-C criteria for index individuals should not be used because this will result in under diagnosis.

Interventions:
Diagnosis

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Familial hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management (CG71)
Published date:
August 2008
Paragraph number:
1.2.7
Page number:
12

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