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PKS and SJOG deliver better pathology reports to help detect FH

A new article in Australian Doctor – Giving GPs better path reports boosts FH detection – demonstrates how providing interpretative notes on lipid test results is encouraging GPs to refer patients for investigation of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH).

Work that has been carried out by St John of God Pathology using PKS’ RippleDown technology found that in a study involving 231 patients with LDLcholesterol levels over 6.5mmol/L, nearly one in five received a referral to a lipid clinical when interpretative notes were provided to the GP who ordered the test.

The impact of this is significant given that 90% of the 45,000 Australians with FH are undiagnosed.

Read more about the project here.