Cholesterol (Lipids) Blood Test
Cholesterol is an essential part of every cell in our body. However, too much cholesterol running in our bloodstream can lead to cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. This is why monitoring your levels with a cholesterol blood test is vital.
Cholesterol can increase with age, be a result of a poor diet, or high cholesterol levels can run in families. Whatever the reason, a blood test for cholesterol levels means you can make treatment and lifestyle decisions early and take control of your health early on.
A home blood cholesterol test kit from One Day Tests gives you greater flexibility than going to your GP with our rapid turnarounds and highly accurate lab work. You can also track your results on our unique Health Dashboard feature and see how they change over time so you can make better-informed decisions about your lifestyle.
Book your easy home test kit and take charge of your cholesterol levels today. This is ideal for monitoring you cardiac state and ensuring a healthy heart.
About the cholesterol test
Understanding your cardiovascular risk is in fact more complicated than simply measuring your cholesterol levels with a blood test.
Cholesterol can be divided into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol. Good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol), actually helps lower your cardiovascular risk, while ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL or non-HDL cholesterol), can cause problems.
A blood test for cholesterol checks for both of these as well as the all-important total cholesterol/HDL ratio: which is essential for accurately assessing your risks. You can use this data along with a number of other parameters such as blood pressure, age, sex and family history, and put it into a QRisk calculator. This estimates your risk of heart attacks and strokes in the next ten years.
- LDL cholesterol
- Non-HDL cholesterol
- HDL cholesterol
- Total cholesterol
- Total cholesterol to HDL ratio
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