Pediatric Cholesterol Testing

Why Should My Child Have a Cholesterol Test?

The American Academy of Pediatrics and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recommend screening for cholesterol in childhood at an early age. Why? Early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia and HoFH is key to prevent early heart disease. Screening cholesterol through a simple test can help us find this common, genetic condition. The Family Heart Foundation has created this resource to provide you, your family or pediatrician more information on the importance of cholesterol screening in childhood. Click below to print or share.