What is Lipid inCode® and how can it help diagnose Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

  • Do you have  high cholesterol ?
  • Are you concerned it might be Familial Hypercholesterolemia ?
  • Has anyone in your family had a Heart Attack at a young age (under 55-60 years old)?
  • Do you have a  family history of Infantile Hypercholesterolemia?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions you should be aware that familial hypercholesterolemia is a common  hereditary disease . By knowing if your  hypercholesterolemia has genetic causes it will make it possible to establish a definitive diagnosis and identify other family members with the same mutation.

Familial hypercholesterolemia  can vary from one patient to another, both in relation to levels of cholesterol, as well as the appearance of cardiovascular disease (mainly the onset of heart attack / myocardial infarction at an early age – <55-60 years old). The only definitive and precise diagnosis  of the disease is the genetic analysis .

The early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia enables the implementation of  hypercholesterolemia treatment steps  appropriate for the patient’s cardiovascular risk level, thus preventing an early heart attack / myocardial infarction.

It is also important to establish a definitive diagnosis of the disease as early as possible, as preventive measures are easier to follow with significant beneficial impact if they are implemented prior to adolescence.


With Lipid inCode® you will know, through your genetics, whether you suffer from familial hypercholesterolemia.



Lipid inCode®  is a  genetic diagnostic  test aligned with the recommendations of international experts which analyzes the seven genes most frequently associated with familial hypercholesterolemia . The test also evaluates other important aspects to guide and adjust treatment to each patient’s hypercholesterolemia.

It is worth noting that globally, most people with familial hypercholesterolemia are not diagnosed, and therefore, are not being treated. It is believed that 1 out of every 250 people in the general population have familial hypercholesterolemia.


Carrying Out A Lipid inCode® Test

With the help of your physician, you can easily carry out a Lipid inCode® test, following these steps:

  • Order

    Your physician orders the test and then receives our DNA collection kit

  • Sample

    A sample of your blood or saliva (mouth swab) is taken

  • Analysis

    The sample is analysed in our laboratory

  • Results

    We send the encrypted results to your physician, who will discuss the results and the next steps with you

What are Lipid inCode® genetic test users saying?

Thousands of individuals have already benefited from the Lipid inCode genetic test to get definitive diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia and reduces cardiovascular risk level.

  • Dra. Teresa Arrobas Velilla
    Dra. Teresa Arrobas Velilla F.E.A Clinical Biochemist Nutrition and Vascular Risk Laboratory. Virgen Macarena University Hospital, Seville.

    “Genetic diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is, nowadays, an indispensable tool and gives the patient a “precision diagnosis” of their pathology. Following diagnosis, we can implement family genetic counseling and develop early detection programs in children. Familial Hypercholesterolemia has the highest prevalence in the population and is responsible for the development of early cardiovascular events. The genetic confirmation of a possible suspicion of FH, as well as the calculation of the patient’s global cardiovascular risk and pharmacogenetics, enables a model of personalized medicine that improves the outcomes of therapeutic lipid objectives and the patient’s adherence to pharmacological treatment”

  • Dr. Romero
    Dr. Romero Head of the Lipids Unit at Hospital Infanta Elena, Huelva.

    “Early diagnosis of FH is essential to change the natural history of the disease, since it’s genetic, and present from birth. It goes undetected through the first decades of life, and in many cases, is only diagnosed after an episode of cardiovascular disease. Genetic testing of individuals with suspected diagnoses and their family members gives us a head start of more than a decade over the natural course of events.
    In our Lipids and Vascular Risk Unit, it has become an indispensable tool.”

Centros que utilizan Lipid inCode® para la prevención de hipercolesterolemia familiar de sus pacientes

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All connections to our SITAB data platform are made under the SSL cryptographic protocol. The use of an anonymous identification code for the comprehensive management of patient samples, from analysis to the issue of the results, enables their traceability in a secure, confidential and 100% reliable way.

Our Laboratory

Our Laboratory is specialized and certified in genetic analysis applied to diagnosis and prevention. Staffed by top-tier scientific professionals (who are also excellent people!) they are forerunners in research at the national and international levels.


Lipid inCode® is backed by extensive scientific evidence. A sample of the publications:

Study showing that 9% of a group of patients with acute coronary syndrome present a Familial Hypercholesterolemia pathology, thanks to their diagnosis with Lipid inCode.

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