Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Lipid Disorders

Lipid Disorders, Adults

The AAFP recommends screening men aged 35 and older for lipid disorders. (2008)

(Grade: A recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschol.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Lipid Disorders, Adults

The AAFP recommends screening men aged 20 to 35 for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease. (2008)

(Grade: B recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschol.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Lipid Disorders, Adults

The AAFP recommends screening women aged 45 and older for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease. (2008)

(Grade: A recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschol.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Lipid Disorders, Adults

The AAFP recommends screening women aged 20 to 45 for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for coronary heart disease. (2008)

(Grade: B recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschol.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Lipid Disorders, Adults

The AAFP makes no recommendation for or against routine screening for lipid disorders in men aged 20 to 35, or in women aged 20 and older who are not at increased risk for coronary heart disease. (2008)

(Grade: C recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschol.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Lipid Disorders, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults

The AAFP concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening for lipid disorders in infants, children, adolescents, or young adults (up to age 20). (2007)

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschlip.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)


These recommendations are provided only as assistance for physicians making clinical decisions regarding the care of their patients. As such, they cannot substitute for the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the patient's family physician. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the best understanding of the science of medicine at the time of publication, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge and recommendations. These recommendations are only one element in the complex process of improving the health of America. To be effective, the recommendations must be implemented.