London Medical Laboratory Blood Test Cholesterol Test

£59.00

What can I expect from this Cholesterol Test?

This test can indicate your risk of developing cardiovascular problems. High cholesterol levels can cause your arteries to become blocked, leading to coronary heart disease, a heart attack or even a stroke. Finding out about high levels of cholesterol can help you to make the positive lifestyle and dietary changes needed to improve your chances of a long and healthy life.

Identifying conditions of this test

Cholesterol (7 Biomarkers)

High cholesterol levels can cause your arteries to become blocked - leading to coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke. Finding out about high levels of cholesterol can help you to make the positive lifestyle and dietary changes needed to improve your chances of a long and healthy life.

Total Cholesterol

Total Cholesterol is a measurement of the total amount of cholesterol in the blood. This includes low-density and high-density lipoprotein cholesterols. Cholesterol is used to produce hormones for development, growth and reproduction.

High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is a form of cholesterol which is considered ‘good’ cholesterol because it helps remove cholesterol from the heart’s arteries.

Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)

Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is considered ‘bad’ cholesterol because it contributes to cholesterol build-up and blockage in the arteries.

Total Cholesterol: HDL Ratio

Total Cholesterol: HDL Ratio is a mathematical calculation which indicates the ratio of total cholesterol versus ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol in the blood.

Non-HDL Cholesterol

Non-HDL Cholesterol is a measurement of the total amount of cholesterol in the blood excluding the ‘good’ high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL).

Triglyceride

Triglyceride is another type of fat (not the same as cholesterol) found in the bloodstream.

HDL percentage

This is the percentage of Total Cholesterol that consists of ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol.
How to Use the At Home Test Kits:
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Test Arrives: You will receive everything you need in the kit to carry out at home including simple step-by-step instructions. For more detailed instructions, please see the instruction video on the London Medical Laboratory website.

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Take Your Test: The home-testing kits use a simple finger-prick blood sample you can take yourself in the comfort of your own home. Ensuring that you have followed the instructions provided, simply use the enclosed lancets and tube to collect your own blood sample.

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Receive Results: Following the instructions provided, fill out the enclosed forms and label your blood test. Then, take your sample and return it to the laboratory using the Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked postal bag included with the kit.

You will receive your results on the day after they receive your sample in their laboratory.

London Medical run a 24/7 laboratory operation and test all samples as quickly as possible after receiving them which enables their team of in-house GPs to review and communicate your results in the fastest possible time frame.

 Please visit the London Medical Laboratory website www.londonmedicallaboratory.com before ordering to find more information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.