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Diabetes care in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire

Referral criteria for abnormal lipids

Criteria for referring patients with abnormal lipid results from primary care into secondary care (lipid clinic)

Criteria for request for advice

  • Total cholesterol remains >4mmol/l despite statin therapy
  • Triglycerides >2mmol/l
  • TC:HDL >4


Criteria for referral

  • Suspected familial hypercholesterolaemia in a person with diabetes
  • Any patient with lipaemic serum
  • Combined hyperlipidaemia with strong FH of premature cardiovascular disease