Is this for you?
The Cholesterol and Lipids test — also referred to as a “lipid panel” or “lipid profile” in the medical profession — is a simple blood test that is commonly used to measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Taking this test can help you and your doctor to determine the risk of fatty deposits (or “plaques”) building up in your arteries. This can determine your risk of narrowed or blocked arteries throughout your body (or “atherosclerosis”).
If you find that you have high cholesterol, your doctor will be able to recommend treatment or lifestyle changes to improve your health and lower risk.
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Cholesterol and Lipids Test = £42
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Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood that plays an essential role in how the cells in the body work. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can have a serious effect on your health as it increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. There are many factors which raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and we are learning more all the time about the complex biological processes which lead to a heart attack. There are different types of cholesterol and some are more dangerous than others. Cholesterol is manufactured in the liver and comes from the food we eat. Diet, family history, obesity and lack of exercise can all have negative impact on cholesterol levels.
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
Prepare for your Cholesterol Blood Test by following these instructions.
Avoid fatty foods for 8 hours before your test, you do not need to fast.
How it works
- Place an order and get your test delivered to your door (delivery is free)
- Take your sample by following the instructions included with the test
- Send your samples (freepost) back to our UK-based, accredited laboratory
- Once your results are received, they will be processed in our laboratory
- One of our doctors will then view your results and prepare a report
- You will receive your report through our online portal in your account
Post your blood sample on the same day as testing to prevent your blood from being heamolysed which will result in re-testing.
Take your test
Receive & take your chosen blood or healthcare test in the comfort of your own home.
Post your sample
Send your sample back to us in the freepost pack to our UK based laboratory.
Get your results
View your results with our Doctor’s advice on your personal online dashboard.