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Starting a Statin Blood Test
Starting a Statin Blood Test
Starting a Statin Blood Test
Starting a Statin Blood Test
Starting a Statin Blood Test
Starting a Statin Blood Test

Starting a Statin Blood Test

Get your routine GP tests without having to visit a hospital or doctor’s surgery with this easy, convenient home cholesterol blood test.

Is it for you?

Have you recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol and are about to start taking statins? Are you struggling to get the tests you need while self-isolating or social distancing? Has your doctor recommended you take a private blood test in the interim? This test allows you to get your regular GP monitoring tests for high cholesterol at home.
Blood sample 16 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Kidney Health
  • Liver Health
  • Cholesterol Status
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Other
  • Diabetes

Kidney Health (3 Biomarkers)

Liver Health (4 Biomarkers)

Cholesterol Status (6 Biomarkers)

Thyroid Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Other (1 Biomarker)

Diabetes (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Please take your sample in the morning. 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. Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor. Avoid heavy exercise and eating meat-rich meals for 48 hours before your test.
In this uncertain time, it can be challenging to get the health care we need, and leaving the house to visit a hospital or GP surgery can seem daunting. This at-home blood test includes all the routine blood markers you would typically get with your GP blood test if you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and are about to start taking a statin. Our at-home test for people with a recent high cholesterol diagnosis helps you to keep on top of your health during this Coronavirus period.

This test gives you a full cholesterol breakdown (total, HDL, non-HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) as well as checking for risk factors such as diabetes (Hba1c), liver function (bilirubin, ALP, ALT, and GGT), kidney function (sodium, urea, creatinine, and eGFR) and thyroid function (TSH).

How it works is simple. All you need to do is order online, and the test kit is delivered to your home. Follow the easy instructions to collect your sample and post it back to the lab in the envelope provided. You will then receive your results on your personal online portal with doctor's recommendations, making it easy to monitor any changes in your results over time. You can also download your results as a PDF to share with your GP. You may want to inform your GP that you are having these tests done to help with your treatment schedule.

This test offers a convenient way to keep on top of your health while also allowing you to limit outside contact while social distancing due to the Coronavirus.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You have recently been diagnosed with high cholesterol
  • Your GP has prescribed you a statin and wants to check your health before you begin taking your medication
  • You want to avoid the GP surgery due to Coronavirus risk
  • You want a convenient way to do your routine monitoring tests

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, 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.

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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Important

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.