Harvard Women's Health Watch

Making smart screening decisions: Part 4: Commercial screening tests

There is no evidence that commercial screening tests for conditions such as carotid artery disease, aortic abdominal aneurysm, peripheral artery disease, and chronic kidney disease are useful for women who aren’t at high risk for them. Commercial screening tests can be expensive, and they aren’t generally covered by insurance. Rather than investing in unnecessary tests, women are better off seeing their doctor to identify their disease risk factors.  
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