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Total Cholesterol < 50 mg/dL Research Studies

Total Cholesterol <50 mg/dL Research Study - Diagnosis and Followup Protocol

If you have a total cholesterol <50mg/dL (Hypocholesterolemia), you are invited to participate in a study in an attempt to diagnose and follow your disorder. There are several known causes of low cholesterol, including abetalipoproteinemia and hypobetalipoproteinemia. However, many causes of low cholesterol have yet to be discovered. 

Eligible persons will undergo a comprehensive evaluation at no cost to you. All patients will remain under the care of their own physician who will receive results of the laboratory and diagnostic tests. In many cases, you will be invited back for yearly evaluations related to other studies. There is no cost to you for travel and for some of your medications. 

For further information please contact our research coordinator (tel. 301-496-1500, e-mail: bobs@mail.nih.gov). 

Last Updated: April 13, 2017