What are the AACE guidelines on pediatric lipid testing?

Updated: Jun 27, 2019
  • Author: Henry J Rohrs, III, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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American Association for Clinical Endocrinology

The American Association for Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) included optimal apoprotein-B levels in their 2012 dyslipidemia guidelines. [14]  According to the AACE, for patients at risk for coronary artery disease (CAD), including individuals with diabetes, apoprotein-B levels should be less than 90 mg/dL, whereas patients with established CAD or diabetes who have one or more additional risk factors should have an apoprotein-B level of less than 80 mg/dL. Optimal apoprotein-B levels have not yet been established for children.

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