Dr Reza Moazzeni | Cardiologist Sydney (Westmead)
Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Calculator
The Dutch Lipid Clinic Network (DLCN) criteria, or the Dutch Lipid Score, was first published in 1999. The score was developed by a group of healthcare professionals and researchers in the Netherlands to help identify and diagnose individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Since its introduction, the Dutch Lipid Score has become a widely used tool for assessing the likelihood of FH in patients with elevated cholesterol levels.
It is important to note that the Dutch Lipid Score does not provide a “definitive” diagnosis, but rather, it is a tool to help identify individuals who may have FH and require further evaluation, genetic testing, or specialized care. Check our article about Familial Hypercholesterolemia and learn about a stepwise approach to hypercholesterolemia and how to differentiate FH from simple hypercholesterolemia.