High Blood Cholesterol

Frequently Asked Questions

11. How often should you have your cholesterol levels checked?

High blood cholesterol usually does not have any signs or symptoms. Many people don't know that their cholesterol levels are too high.

Everyone age 20 and older should have their cholesterol levels checked at least once every 5 years. If your cholesterol level is high, you will have to be tested more often. You and your doctor should discuss how often you should be tested.

Your doctor will take a sample of blood from a vein in your arm and send it to the laboratory to find out the level of cholesterol in your blood.