This animation provides an overview of how Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) is diagnosed. Doctors look for 3 things when diagnosing FCS: a blood test to measure triglyceride levels, a patient’s response to drugs that lower triglyceride levels, and a history of frequent episodes of abdominal pain or pancreatitis. This animation also describes the gene changes associated with FCS, genetic testing, the challenges of living with FCS, and clinical trials for new drug treatments.
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This educational activity has been developed by:
The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This educational activity is supported by: AbbVie, Akcea Therapeutics, Boston Scientific, Celgene, Ethicon, and Incyte.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.