Cholesterol Test

With cholesterol being a risk factor for heart disease, being able to simply test at home to understand your levels can give you insights to make proactive lifestyle changes and evaluate your risk of complications.

  • Free shipping
  • A doctor validated report
  • Fast results from sample receipt at lab
  • 7-days per week customer care

 

£44.99

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Cholesterol is essential to our body, as they are used in the production of certain hormones (such as testosterone and oestradiol)and they help form cell membranes.

 

However high or low levels of certain types of cholesterol can increase your risk of developing heart disease and suffering from a stroke. This is because bad cholesterol increases the formation of fatty deposits in your blood vessels, which can break off to form a clot which can then block an artery depriving an area of the heart or brain of oxygen. 

 

Bad levels of cholesterol can be inherited from your family, even if you are slim, young and exercise.

More often than not though, regular exercise and having a healthy diet can help lower bad cholesterol levels.

 

Your total cholesterol result on its own will not inform you of your risk of developing heart disease, this is because total cholesterol is made up of good and bad cholesterol.

LDL (low density lipoprotein) can contribute to cardiovascular disease and is called ‘Bad’ cholesterol, whilst HDL (high density lipoprotein) gives you protection and is generally referred to as ‘Good’ Cholesterol.

 

The best indicator is your Cholesterol ratio, which calculates the ratio of your ‘protective’ HDL to your total cholesterol level.

 

Triglycerides are usually raised due to genetics, and an increased level, like cholesterol, can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.

• Blood collection device using finger-prick method
• Tracked 24 return mailing bag
• A doctor validated report
• 3-5 working days turnaround from sample receipt at lab

Order by 3pm weekdays and your test will be the dispatched the same day (excluding bank holidays). Royal Mail tracked 24 shipping is provided free of charge. You will be emailed your tracking number.

This test measures triglycerides, LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, cholesterol ratio as well as non-HDL cholesterol. We will give you a breakdown in your Cholesterol levels and Triglycerides levels that will help to point towards what your risk levels are.

  • LDL
  • Total cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • HDL
  • Cholesterol ratio
  • Non-HDL cholesterol

General

What are your opening times?

Our customer care team is available on live chat and telephone: 8am-10pm, Monday – Friday and 8am-4pm on the weekends.

Do you have a medical advisory board?

Dr Gareth James (GP & Medical Director) and Sian Baker (Dip ION mBANT mCNHC Head of Wellbeing Services) make up our medical advisory board. They work with us to ensure that products, lab partners and test result reports are accredited and accurate.

I've purchased a test but I'm unsure how to collect my sample?

Our Helpful Guides page contains both video and illustrated instructions to follow to correctly take your sample.

Are your labs accredited?

We only partner with ISO and UKAS accredited labs.