Is it for you?
Key biomarkers - see full list below
- 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
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.
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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.
Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. 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.
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