Mr Khan is a 60 year old taxi driver who has been found to have a raised cholesterol following a routine NHS health check. He is otherwise fit and well and has no significant past medical history. You calculate his Q-risk using QRisk3 tool which shows a 10 year risk of 18%.
You discuss commencing him on a statin given his high Q-risk and the baseline bloods which are needed before starting a statin.
Which one of the following statements about the baseline blood tests needed is least correct?