- Complete eye exam: At least once between 20 and 29, twice between 30 and 39, every two to four years between 40 and 64, every one to two years after age 65.
- Mole exam: Monthly mole self-exam, by a doctor every three years starting at age 20, every year after age 40.
- Colonoscopy: Every five years after age 50 when there is no family history, sooner if there is a history.
- Rectal exam: After age 50, every five to 10 years with each screening.
- Fecal occult blood test: Yearly after age 50.
- Tuberculosis skin test: After age 18, then as directed by physician.
- Thyroid test (TSH): Start at age 35, then every five years.
- Electrocardiogram: After age 18, then as directed by physician.
- Cholesterol test: Start at age 20, then as directed by physician.
- Hearing test: Starting at 18, every 10 years, after age 50 every three years.
- Dental exam: One to two times every year.
- Blood pressure test: Age 21 and over, at least every two years.
- Blood glucose test: Start at age 45, then every three years.
- Mammogram (for women): Every one to two years after age 40, annually after 50.
- Pap Test and Pelvic exam (for women): Beginning at age 21, a Pap test every three years. After age 30, another option is to have a Pap test with an HPV test every five years. Women over 65 who have had regular tests with normal results do not need further tests.
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and Digital Rectal Exam Test (for men): After age 50, annually if recommended by physician.
- Hepatitis C test: One-time screening if you were born between 1945 and 1965.
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Multiple Sclerosis Foundation answeredThe following are recommended health screening tests for adults: