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Age Range Over 65 V1

Age Range 65+

Screening Recommendations

Prevention and Screening

  • Colorectal cancer screening1, 2, 3

Age 45-75: Screen annually with FIT or

Screen every 1-3 years with FIT-DNA

  • Hepatitis C screening1

Age 18-79: Test at least once during lifetime

  • Lipid screening1

Age 40-75: Screening every 5 years

  • Thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH) screening6

Age ≥35: Screening every 5 years

Increased/High-Risk Screening

  • BRCA 1/2 sequencing: with a personal or familial history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer or a cancer susceptibility gene mutation1
  • Cervical cancer screening1, 3
  • Chlamydia and gonorrhea screening1, 5
  • Colorectal cancer screening1, 2, 3
  • Diabetes screening1
  • Hepatitis B screening1
  • Hepatitis C screening1
  • HIV screening1, 5
  • Kidney disease screening8
  • Syphilis screening1, 7
  • Tuberculosis screening1


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3Cervical Cancer Screening (Update) The American College of Obsteticians and Gynecologists.

4Carrier screening on the age of genomic medicine. Committee Opinion No. 690 American College of Obsteticians and Gynecologists. Obstst Gynecol 2017;129:e35-40

5Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at Accessed December 14, 2020.

6Ladenson PW, Singer PA, Ain KB, Bagchi N, Bigos ST, Levy EG, et al. American Thyroid Association guidelines for detection of thyroid dysfunction [published erratum appears in Arch Intern Med 2001;161:284]. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160:1573-5. Available at

7Centers 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.; last updated: February 13, 2017.

8National Kidney Foundation: Quick Reference Guide on Kidney Disease Screening: Available at quickreference

9ACOG Practice Bulletin 226: Screening for Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities. Obstet Gynecol 2021 Oct;136(4):e48-e69