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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 531658, 8 pages
Quality Assessment of the Genetic Test for Familial Hypercholesterolemia in The Netherlands
1Foundation for the Identification of Persons with Inherited Hypercholesterolemia (StOEH), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center (AMC), 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3Department of Human Genetics, Forensic Laboratory for DNA Research, Leiden, The Netherlands
Received 14 March 2013; Accepted 10 June 2013
Academic Editor: Gloria L. Vega
Copyright © 2013 Iris Kindt et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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