Re: [OM] Re: olympus-digest V2 #4423

Subject: Re: [OM] Re: olympus-digest V2 #4423
From: Gregg Iverson <golftooter@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 23:16:11 -0500
Sorry for the bandwidth about this OT. Maybe others out there will find this useful too. My wife wants to know what the name of the test you designed is called, and is it available to doctors yet? She works in a Doctor's office primarily with an older population. Wait, I go there!


That's exactly what I was hired to develop that test for. This is usually familial (or inherited) hyperhcholesterolemia (FH).

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What I did was to develop a genetic test that would identify the causative mutations for FH, so you could segregate folks that have high LDL cholesterol into two groups: those can control it through diet and exercise, and those that can't, and have to be put on statins to greatly reduce their risk of heart attack.


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