Are lipid profile and comprehensive metabolic panel test routine at your annual check-up?

Standard testing. Most general internists check a lipid profile and a comprehensive metabolic panel, as well as a complete blood count, once yearly.
Routine testing. While our insurance carriers will inform us that no testing should be "routine", i.e. Not specifically justified by some clinical suspicion, the lipid profile and CMP are traditionally standard tests ordered at doctor visits on symptom-free patients, yes. We feel that screening for some potentially symptom-free issues, like high cholesterol and blood sugar, would be important.

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