Am I at Risk of Heart Disease from High Cholesterol?

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Cholesterol Finger Prick Testing

From £34.98 for full lipid profile(Total, LDL, HDL & Triglycerides

    Buy the Cholesterol finger prick blood test (full lipid profile) only for £29.99 + £4.99 packaging & return postage

    Buy both the Cholesterol test and Test for Blood Sugar (Glucose) - £39.99 + £4.99 packaging & return postage

    Buy the Cholesterol, TSH Thyroid Test and Blood Sugar (Glucose) - £49.99 + £4.99 packaging & return postage

    Buy the Cholesterol profile and High risk LpPLA-2 test - £99.99 + £4.99 packaging & return postage



    Key Benefits

  • Heart attack and stroke are two of the biggest killers in the UK
  • Treating high blood pressure, reducing obesity and lowering cholesterol can prevent many premature deaths
  • From your blood test results and a short questionnaire (link) we can calculate your 'cardiovascular risk score' to give you an overall estimate of the risk to your health.
  • Stopping smoking is important too!
  • Test interpreted by Medical Pathologist
  • Because diabetes works with high cholesterol as a risk factor we can offer to test your blood sugar level at the same time as your cholesterol
  • Add the Lp-PLA2 test for people with known risk factors for heart disease including any of those listed below. A high level of Lp-PLA2 suggestsna high risk,of amcoronary event. We can offer to test your Lp-PLA2 level at the same time as your cholesterol (see below)
  • Results in 24-72 hours

Who is this test for? And what is in the test kit? - Read more

Cholesterol testWho is this test for?

  • Any adult with a family history of heart disease or stroke
  • Men and women over 45
  • People who want to monitor changes in their cholesterol over time
  • Risk factors (2 or more) that indicate the use of LpPLA2 testing: family history, obesity, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure,mdiabestes, kidney disease, age over 45 (women) or 55 (men), on statins, high fat diet or sedendary

    • What is in the test kit?
  • Everything you need is in the test kit
  • A request form for you to complete and sign
  • A blood sample tube
  • Finger prickers
  • A questionnaire to help us calculate your 'risk score' (link to Questionnaire)
  • Pre-paid packaging to post your sample (prompt return of your sample will ensure the most accurate results)
  • Please do not use 'Special Delivery'(testing carried out by The Doctors Laboratory, Whitfield Street, London)
  • What your test results mean - Read more

    Effects-of-cholesterolYour results are normally emailed to you 24-72 hours after we receive your sample - more details (link to FAQs) Abnormal results

  • Here is an example of an unhealthy person's results of a male aged 49
  • HDL Cholesterol 0.9 Normal more than 1.2
    LDL Cholesterol 4.5 Normal less than 3
    Triglyceride 2.0 Normal less than 1.7
    Total Cholesterol 6.3 Normal less than 5.5
    Total Cholesterol / HDL ratio 7.0 Normal less than 4.5

    Read more about how to interpret Cholesterol results and how to lower your cholesterol - click here

    • There are different types of 'fat' in the blood. One type is a good type of fat known as HDL Cholesterol. Too little HDL is unhealthy. LDL Cholesterol and triglycerides are bad fats and too much of these is a danger sign. Total cholesterol should be below 5.5 as a general rule.
    • (Normal levels of cholesterol vary according to age and gender)
    • If you receive results like this you need to:
    • 1. Examine your diet to see if you need to make changes
    • 2. Discuss your results with your GP in case you need medication or further tests
    • 3. Repeat your test in 6 months to see if there has been any change
    • 4. If you have abnormal results from a 'non-fasting' sample the results are still valid but may not be comparable to previous 'fasting' results. For people who are testing regularly or repeatedly then 'fasting' levels will give a more accurate indication of any changes over time.
    • Normal results
    • If your results are normal you should repeat the test in 12 months to see if there has been any change.

    How to take your blood sample - Read more

    Important: watch the video before you take your test because a poor sample can compromise your results. Click on this link: Finger prick blood sample video Ideally you should take your blood sample in the morning before eating (a fasting blood sample). If that is not possible don't worry but please indicate on the request form if your sample is 'non-fasting'.

     

    Buy a Cholesterol Test - PayPal and Credit Cards Accepted

    The test cost includes everything you need to take the test and return your sample to us for testing. There are no hidden costs.

    Special offers if you buy this test as part of a multi-test package

    Buy the Cholesterol finger prick blood test (full lipid profile) only for £29.99 + £4.99 packaging & return postage

    Buy both the Cholesterol test and Test for Blood Sugar (Glucose) - £39.99 + £4.99 packaging & return postage

    Buy the Cholesterol, TSH Thyroid Test and Blood Sugar (Glucose) - £49.99 + £4.99 packaging & return postage

    Buy the Cholesterol profile and High risk LpPLA-2 test - £99.99 + £4.99 packaging & return postage

    More information about the TSH Thyroid test


    Checklist: Before you buy

    Check 1This test helps to assess your risk of heart and blood vessel disease

  • High Cholesterol is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke
  • Abnormal results give you the opportunity to reverse or stop the progression of any existing disease

    Yes You can take most medications without affecting the test

  • Mini-aspirin (75mg tablets), Statins and Blood pressure tablets will not affect your results
    Unknown Risk assesment - read our guide for more information
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