Screening tests for cholesterol
Karen Miller | 4/14/2016, 5:31 p.m.
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.