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Women Ages 40-64

Wellness assessments provide an opportunity for you to counsel patients about preventive care.1-7

Periodic Screening

Colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 50 (African American women should begin at age 45)
Cervical cytology 40-65: Preferred – Co-test cytology and HPV screening every 5 years

  • Option – Screen with cytology alone every 5 years

Cholesterol (Lipid profile)
Diabetes testing at age 45: if normal repeat every 3 years
Fecal occult blood test: every year
Genetic testing/counseling: SMA, CF and assessment for risk of hemoglobinopathy (for women considering pregnancy)
Hepatitis C virus testing if born 1945-1965
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing (if sexually active)

High Risk Groups

Bone mineral density screening (see CMP, Vitamin D, Phosphorus, Intact PTH, TSH, CBC and Alk Phosphatase bone specific BSAP)
Colorectal cancer screening
Diabetes testing (begin at age 40 if obese)
Genetic testing / counseling (Fragile X, Tay-Sachs disease)
Hemoglobin level assessment
Sexually transmitted infection testing
Syphilis
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Tuberculosis testing

Reference

  1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Annual Women’s Health Care/Well Woman Recommendations. https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Ca...
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-care Settings. Sept 22, 2006/55(RR14);1-17. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5514a1.htm
  3. 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Accessed August 12, 2019. Available at https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/suppl/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000678
  4. US Preventative Services Task Force. Screening for thyroid dysfunction: Recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician. 2015;91(11):790A-F
  5. National Osteoporosis Foundation. What women need to know. Accessed August 12, 2019. Available at https://www.nof.org/preventing-fractures/general-facts/what-women-need-t....
  6. Nicolle LE, Bradley S, Colgan R, Rice JC, Schaeffer A, Hooton TM. Infectious Disease Society of America. Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2005;40:642-54
  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Syphilis – CDC Fact Sheet (Detailed). Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis-detailed.thm; last updated: February 13, 2017. Accessed January 3, 2018