Cardiovascular Genetics

This laboratory provides specialised genetic testing for inherited disorders of lipid metabolism. The range of testing includes:

  • Familial hypercholesterolaemia (LDLR, APOB, PCSK9)
  • Hypertriglyceridaemia genetic screen (LPL, APOA5, APOC2)
  • APOE genotyping (E2 allele only)

In general, these tests are only available by specialist referral. For clients outside of Western Australia, please contact the laboratory (amanda.hooper@health.wa.gov.au; ph (08) 6152 8128) for current services, pricing and turnaround times.

For enquiries regarding the Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Western Australia (FHWA) program, contact the FHWA Office on (08) 9224 3188.

Page last updated: 25 Nov 2015