A Study of Fingerstick Lipid Screening Effectiveness Among Children Ages 9-11


About this study

This study is being done to determine if screening for abnormal lipids in children can be accurately performed using a fingerstick method. If the fingerstick method is accurate, it may be used to replace routine laboratory methods for lipid screening that currently involve a venipuncture (blood draw).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

Pediatric patients ages 9-11 years undergoing clinical lipid screening test.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Patients with an acute viral illness and/or fever > 38C.Acute illness has been shown to result in transient elevation of lipid levels.

  • Patients outside the ages of 9-11.



Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Lindsay Stromback



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