“41yo M, comes for routine examination, no significant past medical history, but has strong family history of cancer and heart disease. father and brother had MI before 55 and sister, mother and aunt, breast cancer. Pct exercises regularly, eats well, smokes one pack/weekabout
Which is an age appropriate screening test in this pct? (the answer is pasting lipid profile, but in the explanation of the wrong answers it says “this pt’s diabetes screening with fasting blood glucose should be started at 45yrs” THANX 🙂
Lipid screening IS the answer. This starts at age 35 in men and 45 in women.
Screening for Diabetes is to be done in adults ONLY with those with hypertension defined as a blood pressure above 135/80. This is a STRANGE BP cutoff, but that is the way it is!