Screening tests for cholesterol
It is recommended that screening for cholesterol begin at age 20 and be repeated every three to five years. Those of higher risk, such as those with diabetes, heart disease, stroke or a family history of high cholesterol, may get screened more frequently. However, schedules are tailored to a person’s particular circumstance.
The interpretation below may be different for those with heart disease or diabetes. Tests are measured in mg/dL.