Which diagnostic lab tests for lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) deficiency may require referral to a lipoprotein research lab?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Catherine Anastasopoulou, MD, PhD, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Measurements of plasma LCAT activity [6] and the plasma cholesterol esterification rate and genetic testing for LCAT gene mutations are not routinely performed in most laboratories. Referrals to experts in lipoprotein research are often required to make a definitive diagnosis.


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