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.