Tracking your cholesterol levels tells you how your body is handling fats and is an important risk factor for developing heart disease, stroke and dementia.
Choose how you'd lke to collect your blood sample and post it to our lab. Your sample will be analysed by our UKAS-accredited lab partner (who also test for the NHS) and you'll get your results and doctor's report in days.
Finger-prick blood collection
Use our simple kit to collect a blood sample from your finger at home.
Visit a clinic to have your blood taken
Arrange for a venous blood draw yourself
Depending on your age, sex and any symptoms, you may consider adding to your test panel.
You've not checked cholesterol recently.
You want to understand your risk of heart disease.
You want quick results and a doctor's report with recommendations.
Dr Claire Merrifield
GP & PhD
our medical director
Your cholesterol levels - or "lipid profile" as it's also known - tells you how your body is handling fats. It's not just a reflection of what you eat, it's also affected by your weight, sleep, stress, exercise and genes. So your cholesterol levels give you a "big picture" view on your body's metabolism.
Your cholesterol levels are also one of the main factors that determine your risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia.
Cholesterol levels are most useful when you track them over time. They might be fine now, but if you see them creeping up little-by-little every year then you know that you're not on the best path for your health. You get an early warning so you can take action before you get high cholesterol and the problems that go with it.
Guidelines recommend checking your cholesterol regularly:
When did you last check your level?
Your lipid profile - the levels of triglycerides and cholesterols in your blood - is an important risk factor for heart disease, stroke and dementia.
Collect your sample at home or visit a clinic.
Use the included envelope to post your sample back to our UKAS-accredited lab (The Doctors Laboratory) for analysis.
We'll deliver your results to your dashboard. Every result is explained so you're in control.
You can also track your results over time.
Our experts will give you a report so you'll know what your results mean.
We'll highlight how you can use your results to understand symptoms, pick up health problems early and take action.
Please get in touch if you have any other questions about our tests.
You'll get a full breakdown of your lipid profile - the levels of triglyceride and cholesterol in your blood. High levels mean that you're at higher risk of heart disease and should take action. But even if your levels are normal now, tracking your cholesterol over time will show you if you need to make changes now to stop your levels getting high in the future.
We do not recommend using this test panel if you:
If you're unsure if you should use this test panel, please contact us for advice.
Your results will be reviewed by one of our doctors. They will write a report explaining what your results mean for you. They will also tell you if there are any specific actions you should take, like seeing a healthcare professional, considering further tests or making changes to your lifestyle.
Our laboratory testing is performed by The Doctors Laboratory. TDL are the largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests in the UK and are used by both by the NHS and private hospitals.
TDL is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to the international standard for medical laboratory quality and competence (ISO 15189).
For orders placed before 2pm on Monday to Friday, we'll despatch your test kit same-day. We don't process orders on weekends or public holidays.
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