Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Heart Health and Cholesterol

Few people receive cholesterol testing, study shows

Category: Heart Health and Cholesterol

Millions of people do not receive the kind of preventive health services they need, including cholesterol testing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The paper states that only about 68 percent of all adults received a cholesterol test anytime within the past five years. Furthermore, only 32 percent of those who were diagnosed with high cholesterol have their condition under control.

The findings come from an investigation into the public's use of preventive health services. The agency sought to establish a set of baseline data against which it will measure the success of provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The health reform law provides strong support for prevention.

According to the report, there is plenty of room for progress. Aside from low rates of cholesterol testing, the data show that relatively few people seek cancer testing, smoking cessation services, blood pressure management and HIV education.

"The findings of this report indicate that tens of millions of people in the United States have not been benefiting from key preventive clinical services," the report states.ADNFCR-2248-ID-800798917-ADNFCR

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top