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Dyslipidemia screening for children

Dyslipidemia in childhood and adolescence is not a disease but is a risk factor for atherosclerosis and may contribute to coronary heart disease in adulthood.

Who is at risk

Children and adolescents with a positive family history of early coronary heart disease.

What you can do

Make sure your child eats a healthy diet and engages in physical activity on a daily basis.

Preventive service at no cost

Assessment during well child visits.

Why screening is important

Screening for dyslipidemia in childhood could delay or reduce cardiovascular events in adulthood.

What the screening is

Childhood dyslipidemia is commonly defined as TC ≥200 mg/dL or LDL-C ≥130 mg/dL.