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cobweb icon Archived: Lipid Disorders in Adults (Cholesterol, Dyslipidemia): Screening

Original Release Date: June 2008

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations - Screening Men

PopulationRecommendationGrade
(What's This?)
Men 35 and Older

The USPSTF strongly recommends screening men aged 35 and older for lipid disorders. 

A
Men 20-35 at Increased Risk for CHD

The USPSTF recommends screening men aged 20-35 for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease. 

B

Summary of Recommendations - Screening Women at Increased Risk

PopulationRecommendationGrade
(What's This?)
Women 45 and Older at Increased Risk for CHD

The USPSTF strongly recommends screening women aged 45 and older for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease. 

A
Women 20-45 at Increased Risk for CHD

The USPSTF recommends screening women aged 20-45 for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease. 

B

Go to the Clinical Considerations section for a discussion of "increased risk".

Summary of Recommendations - Screening Young Men and All Women NOT at Increased Risk

PopulationRecommendationGrade
(What's This?)
Men 20-35, Women Not at Increased Risk

The USPSTF makes no recommendation for or against routine screening for lipid disorders in men aged 20 to 35, or in women aged 20 and older who are not at increased risk for coronary heart disease. 

C

Go to the Clinical Considerations section for a discussion of "increased risk".

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Archived: Supporting Documents

Archived: Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Lipid Disorders in Adults (Cholesterol, Dyslipidemia): Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/lipid-disorders-in-adults-cholesterol-dyslipidemia-screening

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