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April 12 2015

Lipid Disorder Screening

What are the guidelines for lipid disorder screening?

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April 12 2015 #

The US preventive services task force (USPSTF) has laid the following guidelines for screening individuals for lipid disorders:

SCREENING MEN: the following men should be screened

  • Any man aged 20-35 years at increased risk of cardiovascular heart disease
  • Any man aged 35 yrs or older

SCREENING WOMEN: the following women should be screeened

  • Any woman aged 20-45 at increased risk of cardiovascular heart disease
  • Any woman aged 45 and older at increased risk of cardiovascular heart disease

NO SCREENING REQUIRED:

  • For men 20-35 with no risk
  • For women 20 or older with no risk

References:

  1. USPSTF: Lipid Disorders in Adults: Screening (Accessed 13 Apr 2015)