Genetic testing may aid in diagnosing familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS)4

Confirmation can guide recommendations, management strategies, and referrals

For those presenting with the clinical characteristics of FCS, multi-gene panels search for functional mutations in the genes essential to LPL function.4 Confirming diagnosis with such a test can guide recommendations for lifestyle and diet changes, as well as referrals to specialists such as a lipidologist.

The FCS genetic testing program 

Sponsored by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, genetic testing is available to certain qualifying patients who have:

  • Extremely high triglyceride levels (>880 mg/dL or >10 mmol/L), on two fasting blood tests in a row.
  • No other known causes of high triglyceride levels.

As part of the program’s partnership, an independent genetic counseling service, Genome Medical, can provide information on FCS and support during the genetic testing process.

Call Genome Medical at +1 888.478.1494 to learn more.