NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Tepnel Life Sciences said today that its DNA-based test for the early detection of familial hypercholesterolemia has received the CE Mark and has been commercially launched in Europe.
 
Manchester, England-based Tepnel said that the Elucigene FH20 kit can rapidly determine the 20 genetic mutations responsible for the disease that are most commonly found in a UK-based population.
 

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