Cholesterol Screening

Children as young as age 2 can have high cholesterol, but not all children need to be screened for high cholesterol. If your child has a known family history of of elevated cholesterol or heart disease prior to the age of 50, this test will serve as a good initial screen. Your child's doctor may recommend retesting if your child's first test shows he or she has abnormal cholesterol levels. If you have a family history of coronary artery disease that develops at a young age, your doctor may recommend more frequent cholesterol tests beyond the recommended screenings.

The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends testing if the child's family history for high cholesterol is unknown, but the child has risk factors for high cholesterol, such as obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes.

  • If your child is 6 years of age or older and you are concerned with his/her weight or elevated BMI, please call us to schedule a cholesterol screening/lipid panel at Northpoint. This test can be performed by a nurse in the Castleton or Fishers office anytime, 5 days/week.
  • If necessary, a follow up appointment will be made with your primary physician to form a plan of care.


Call 317-621-9000 to schedule a screening for your child.

Have more questions? Give us a call.

CDC Child and Teen BMI Calculator

Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old.