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Cholesterol Check
Cholesterol Check
Cholesterol Check
Cholesterol Check

Cholesterol Check

A simple at-home blood test to measure triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol as well as determining your risk of heart disease based on your ratio of HDL good to total cholesterol.

Is it for you?

Do you know that cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and would like to know your own status? Do you think that you could be eating better and exercising more and wonder about the affect on your cholesterol levels? Perhaps you have a family history of high cholesterol and would like to know whether this applies to you too. If so, this simple finger-prick cholesterol test can give you the information you need.
Blood sample 6 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Cholesterol Status

Cholesterol Status (6 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Fasting is optional for this test. Eating fatty foods might affect the results of a small number of blood tests so we may advise a retest when you are fasted. If you are interested in your triglyceride, LDL or omega 3 levels, then we do recommend fasting.
Cholesterol, known as a lipid, is a fatty substance which is found in the blood. It plays an essential role in how cells in the body work. However, too much cholesterol in the blood (hyperlipidaemia) can have a serious effect on your health as it increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. This test measures all the various types of cholesterol in your blood.

LDL (or 'bad') cholesterol deposits on your artery walls and hardens over time. This narrows the arteries and increases your risk of heart disease.

On the other hand, HDL (or 'good') cholesterol can help stop this narrowing by taking bad cholesterol and depositing it through the liver. So therefore, healthy cholesterol levels would consist of low levels of LDL cholesterol and high level of HDL cholesterol. Triglycerides are the main source of fat in the body but high levels in the blood can raise the risk of heart disease. This test also assesses your heart disease risk ratio.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You simply want to check your cholesterol levels
  • You have a family history of high cholesterol and you want to know your own status
  • You think your diet and lifestyle could be healthier
  • You want to know how your cholesterol level impacts your risk for cardiovascular disease

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.