Dear Colleaques, We have a project funded by Turkish Governmental Agency
on the subject of screening children for heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.
This project aims for at least screening 15000 children in Aegean region
of Turkey. At the moment we are searching for the current strategy and
methods for the measurement of LDL-cholesterol and total cholesterol in
blood speciemens. IS IT reliable and valid to use capillary blood? Which
commercial assay is it convenient? Which kind of questions should we ask
for families. Is there any guide for such a study? We are also looking
for collaboration for screening LDL-receptor gene mutations in found patients
in terms of standardization of mutation screning strategy and the estimation
of possible exons etc. If there is anyone concerning on these issues, I
would be very gratefull.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ANY ASSISTANCE IN ADVANCE.
EMAIL ADDRESS: SELIM@CBU.BAYAR.EDU.TR
This a joint project prepared by Celal Bayar University in Manisa and
9 Eylul University Faculty of Medicine.
Our Correspondence ADRESS: Dr Selim UZUNOGLU CELAL BAYAR UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF MEDICINE, DEPT. OF MED ICAL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS . MANISA- TURKEY
CHIEF OF THE PROJECT. PROF. DR. ORHAN TERZIOGLU, DOKUZ EYLUL
UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, DEPT. OF MEDICAL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS
DEPT. INCIRALTI- IZMIR FAX+90-232-2590541