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SCREENING

Lipid DisordersMen 35 and Older

GRADE

Strongly Recommended

SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS

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

FREQUENCY OF SERVICE

The optimal interval for screening is uncertain. On the basis of other guidelines and expert opinion, reasonable options include every 5 years, shorter intervals for people who have lipid levels close to those warranting therapy, and longer intervals for those not at increased risk who have had repeatedly normal lipid levels.

RISK FACTOR INFORMATION

No Risk Factor Information currently available.