Genetic Testing in Dyslipidemia

Last Updated: Thursday, 23-Apr-2020 13:30:00 EDT

Genetic Testing in Dyslipidemia

A Scientific Statement from the National Lipid Association

Emily E. Brown, MGC, CGC, Amy C. Sturm, MS, CGC, Marina Cuchel, MD, PhD, Lynne T. Braun, PhD, FNLA, P. Barton Duell, MD, FNLA, James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FACP, FNLA, Terry A. Jacobson, MD, FNLA, Robert A. Hegele, MD, FRCPC, FACP


  • In selected patients, genetic testing can help in diagnosis and management.
  • Pursuit of genetic testing must weigh potential benefits, risks and patient preference.
  • Genetic counseling is recommended before and after genetic testing.
  • Understanding limitations of genetic testing is central to deriving the greatest benefit.


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