CHOLESTEROL CHECK

INFORMATION

This test measures all the various types of cholesterol in your blood.

LDL cholesterol builds up on your artery walls and hardens then over time narrows the arteries and increases your risk of heart disease.

HDL cholesterol can help stop this narrowing by taking bad cholesterol and sending it through the liver. So therefore, healthy cholesterol levels would consist of low levels of LDL cholesterol and high level of HDL cholesterol.

WHO CAN TAKE THE TEST?

This test is for those looking to check on their cholesterol.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Using the results of this test along with your personal information you provided a doctor should be able to diagnose and treat anyone with a deficiency in testosterone.

FINGER PRICK PACK

We will post out to you a finger prick sample pack; it will have all you need to take your sample including instructions of how to take the sample and an envelope to return it to the Lab.

If you are nervous or unsure about anything please contact us and we will do our best to help.

We always recommend taking your sample in the morning and getting to the post office the same day.

POSTAGE

Your kit will have a self-addressed envelope enclosed to return the sample by 1st class post, if you are unsure of the level of service in your area you may wish to upgrade to a guaranteed next day service.

THE LAB

Your blood sample will be analysed at the accredited doctor’s laboratory in London. They are very professional and quick to upload the data; your results should be ready the same day they are tested.

RESULTS

Once your results are uploaded on your bespoke platform we will let you know our thoughts on the results of your test and offer information about having a consultation with the doctor if necessary.

Test Included

CHOLESTEROL STATUS

Triglycerides are form of dietary fat that circulate in the blood. After eating your body will convert excess calories into triglycerides which are then carried to cells to be stored as fat. The triglycerides are released to be used as energy.

Raised levels of triglycerides are a potential risk factor for peripheral vascular disease which effects the blood vessels which supply your arms and legs as well as organs below the stomach as well as microvascular disease, affecting the tiny blood vessels around the heart.

Cholesterol is a waxy substance which is made in the body by the liver but is also found in some foods. It plays a vital role in how every cell works and is also needed to make Vitamin D, some hormones and bile for digestion. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of getting heart and circulatory diseases.

Cholesterol is made up of both good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol so it is important to investigate a raised cholesterol result to determine the cause. High levels of HDL cholesterol can cause a raised cholesterol result but may actually be protective against heart disease.

High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol removes cholesterol from the bloodstream and carries it to the liver where it is broken down and removed from the body in bile. High density lipoprotein is a good cholesterol.

Higher levels are believed to be protective against heart disease, while low levels are associated with increased risk of a heart attack.

Low density lipoprotein (LDL) transports cholesterol, triglycerides and other fats to various tissues throughout the body. Too much low density lipoprotein cholesterol, known as bad cholesterol can cause fatty deposits to accumulate on artery walls, which can potentially lead to a heart disease and artherosclerosis.

Measuring your non-HDL cholesterol levels gives a better assessment of the risk for heart disease than measuring only LDL. This is especially true if you have high triglycerides. Your non-HDL cholesterol level is found by subtracting your HDL cholesterol from your total cholesterol.

HEART DISEASE RISK

HDL % of total cholesterol is more indicative of your risk of cardiovascular disease thean total cholesterol alone.

A result below 20% indicates a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, while one above 20% is an indication of a lower than average risk.

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