Cholesterol Profile

 

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What can I expect from the Cholesterol Profile?

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.


 

This test checks 7 different biomarkers. Click on the sections below to discover more detailed information

 

 

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. It is used to produce hormones for development, growth and reproduction. Total cholesterol tests are used to estimate the risk of developing circulatory diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

Non-HDL-Cholesterol

Non-HDL Cholesterol is the number of total cholesterols without the high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the ‘good’ cholesterol. Non-HDL cholesterol tests are used to investigate the lipid profile during the estimation of the risk of developing circulatory diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

Low Density Lipoprotein

Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is classified as the ‘bad’ cholesterol, this causes cholesterol build-up and blockage in the arteries. LDL tests are used to estimate the risk of developing circulatory diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

High Density Lipoprotein

High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is a form of cholesterol which is classified as the ‘good’ cholesterol. Its main function is to help remove cholesterol from the heart’s arteries. HDL tests are used to estimate the risk of developing circulatory diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

HDL percentage

This is the percentage of Total Cholesterol that consists of ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol.

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: HDL Ratio

Total Cholesterol: HDL Ratio is a calculation which indicates the ratio of ‘good’ cholesterol in terms of the total cholesterol in the body. HDL helps to remove cholesterol from the heart’s arteries. Total cholesterol: HDL ratio tests are used to estimate the risk of developing circulatory diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

Triglyceride

Triglyceride is a type of fat stored in the body’s tissues and can derive from foods such as butter and oil. Triglyceride tests are used to investigate the lipid profile during the estimation of the risk of developing circulatory diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

 

 


 

How does it work?

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There is no better way to check for underlying health problems or monitor existing conditions, than with a blood test. In collaboration with our dedicated, state-of-the-art laboratory partner in London we offer the latest in pathology testing solutions across many disciplines including biochemistry, immunology, haematology, and molecular biology. 

Whether you are concerned about your health, managing an existing condition or simply curious, our partner laboratory provides a fast, affordable, and easy way to start taking charge of your own health. 

You will receive your results on the day after your sample is received by the laboratory, this is usually within 2-3 days of having your blood taken in-store. 

The laboratory runs a 24/7 operation and tests all samples as quickly as possible after receiving them which enables the team of in-house GPs to review and communicate your results in the fastest possible timeframe. 

*It is important to note that blood tests alone are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you have any symptoms. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or suitably trained healthcare professional.