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Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.


This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for lipid disorders in children.


Current Recommendation

Release Date: July 2007

  • The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening for lipid disorders in infants, children, adolescents, or young adults (up to age 20 years).
    Grade: I Statement.

Supporting Documents

Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 100 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Report (PDF File, 610 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 1.6 MB; PDF Help)

Update in Progress

In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of its draft Research Plans, Evidence Reports, and Recommendation Statements for public comment. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.

Supporting Documents

Research Plan

Research Plan Public Comment Period
Draft Research Plan for Public Comment
(January 23–February 19, 2014)
N/A

Current as of February 2014


Internet Citation:

Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschlip.htm


 


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