A 67 year old patient presents to your clinic for a periodic health exam. This patient is new to your practice and does not have any recent lab work. They ask whether or not cholesterol lab work needs to be performed. There is no history of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease in the patient or their family. They are a non-smoker. Medical profile is otherwise unremarkable.

What is the most appropriate method of assessment for this patient?

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Authors

Dr. David Keegan

dkeegan@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Trevor Luk

tynluk@ucalgary.ca