Our cholesterol home blood test kit checks the levels of specific fats in your blood including triglycerides and 'Good' and 'Bad' cholesterol.
High levels of cholesterol significantly increase the risk from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
Assessing your cholesterol levels allows you to make targeted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce your risk from cardiovascular diseases.
Measure blood fats and assess your risk from heart disease using a home fingerprick blood test kit.
You get the convenience of home testing with the reassurance of professional clinical analysis. Your results are delivered quickly & securely online.
This Cholesterol Test is advised if you:
are overweight or obese (have a high BMI);
are, or have been, a smoker;
don't do much exercise or lead a sedentary lifestyle;
drink alcohol regularly or are a binge drinker;
have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) ;
have diabetes, or impaired glucose tolerance;
have family history of heart disease;
have immediate family who have had a heart attack, stroke or heart bypass surgery;
have kidney disease;
have polycystic ovary syndrome;
- want the convenience of home testing without waiting for a GP appointment;
- need a high quality, clinically accredited test done in a professional clinical laboratory.
Using a Gentle Fingerprick Blood Sample, This Cholesterol Test Measures:
Bad Cholesterol (LDL) is detrimental to your health.
High levels of Bad Cholesterol contribute to fatty build-ups in arteries (atherosclerosis).
These plaques narrow arteries and raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It's mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods.
Having a high cholesterol level, associated with a high amount of fats in your blood (hyperlipidaemia) can be detrimental to your health. There is evidence that having high cholesterol increases your risk from cardiovascular diseases and associated death. It's also important to consider the ratio of 'Good' and 'Bad' cholesterol.
Good Cholesterol (HDL) is a waxy substance present in your blood. Studies show that Good Cholesterol plays a role in removing Bad Cholesterol (LDL) from your arteries.
HDL carries this cholesterol to the liver where it can be removed from the body. So high levels of Good Cholesterol may reduce the risk from heart attack and stroke.
Conversely low levels of Good Cholesterol are linked with an increased risk of heart disease.
Triglycerides are a form of dietary fat found in meats, dairy produce and cooking oils.
Unlike cholesterol, it is not certain whether triglycerides contribute to the risk of cardiovascular disease or whether underlying conditions such as diabetes or obesity are the problem.
However, there is evidence to suggest that this is the case so it is generally recommended to keep your blood levels low - especially if you are already at risk of cardiovascular disease.