The Cholesterol and Lipids Home Blood 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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How it works
After purchasing your Blood Test we will deliver it for free.
When we receive your test kit, please allow 5 days for us to process the results.
You will receive an email letting you know when your results are ready.
Your results will be available to download from your personal downloads folder.
IMPORTANT: Post your blood sample on the same day as testing to prevent your blood from being heamolysed which will result in re-testing.
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.