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What could cause a sudden spike in cholesterol - 6 months ago was under 200 and now 500. Just got a call from doctor to pick up med for cholesterol. This is regarding my mom who is 69 years old. What do you suggest on follow up actions - retest blood, ot

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Full work up

I would repeat it to rule out lab error. If still high, basic labs to rule out nephrotic syndrome and other stuff.

In brief: Full work up

I would repeat it to rule out lab error. If still high, basic labs to rule out nephrotic syndrome and other stuff.
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