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    Quality standard for familial
    hypercholesterolaemia

    The quality standard for familial hypercholesterolaemia is made up of 8
    statements that describe high-quality care for patients.
    These statements are
    about the best care the person should receive and are summarised below.
    1. Adults with a total cholesterol above 7.5 mmol/l before treatment have an
    assessment for familial hypercholesterolaemia.

    2. People who are given a clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia
    because they have high cholesterol and family history or other signs are
    referred for specialist assessment.

    3. People who are given a clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia
    because they have high cholesterol and family history or other signs are
    offered DNA testing as part of a specialist assessment.

    4. Children at risk of familial hypercholesterolaemia because they have 1
    parent with the condition are offered diagnostic tests by the age of 10 years.

    5. Relatives of people with a confirmed diagnosis of familial
    hypercholesterolaemia and a known DNA mutation are offered DNA testing
    themselves as part of a national scheme.

    6. Adults with familial hypercholesterolaemia are offered drugs to reduce the
    low-density cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in their blood to less than a half of
    the level before treatment.

    7. Children with familial hypercholesterolaemia have an assessment for
    possible drug treatment to reduce the low-density cholesterol (bad
    cholesterol) in their blood by a specialist in a children’s department, by the
    age of 10 years.

    8. People with familial hypercholesterolaemia are offered a detailed review of
    their condition at least once a year.

    NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CLINICAL EXCELLENCE- UK .Aug 2013.

    G Mohan.

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