Screening Tests for Young Adults

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Not everyone in this age group may need screening for every condition listed here. Click on the links above to read more about each condition and to determine if screening may be appropriate for you or your family member. You should discuss screening options with your health care practitioner.


Throughout adolescence, the emphasis is on immunizations and counselling to prevent illness, injury, and early death. Attention is given to accident and injury prevention as well as health risks from sexual activity and high-risk pursuits such as smoking and substance abuse. From the age of 18, cervical screening is offered to sexually active women.

NHS Cancer Screening Programmes
Skin Cancer Facts
BMJ Editorial Skin Cancer Jan 2003
NHS Direct Skin Cancer
UK Skin Cancer Prevention Working Party Consensus statement
NHS Direct TB
Health Protection Agency TB Vaccination Info Sheet
Screening for Haemochromatosis BMJ Ed