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Total Cholesterol Blood Test

£24.99 or £23.74 every 6 months

  • A measurement of how much fat is in your blood. High cholesterol can lead to illnesses such as heart attacks and strokes.
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Why take this test?

Having high cholesterol can lead to very serious illnesses such as heart attacks and strokes. This happens when fat in the blood builds up in arteries. You’re at risk of high cholesterol if you have a family history of it, a family member who has had a heart attack before 50 years old, having type two diabetes, a diet high in saturated fats, being overweight or leading a lifestyle which restricts your activity.

 

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Easy home testing

 

A simple finger-prick blood test that you can do from your own home and receive your results via an online dashboard. No syringesno doctor visits and no time off work required.

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Results you can trust

 

This test is analysed by an award-winning NHS laboratory.

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You’ll have a personalised online dashboard and evidence-based advice on how you can make positive changes.

Key features

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Test for:

high cholesterol levels.

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Results returned in 2 days

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Results via an online dashboard

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Dedicated NHS laboratory

All materials for sample collection

Measured to fit accuratly

Prepaid shipping included

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Dedicated NHS laboratory

We are the only provider of NHS Home Blood Tests. The clinical laboratory at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital already offers a first-class service to more than 300 GP practices, independent healthcare providers and community hospitals.

Why take a total cholesterol test?

Having elevated cholesterol can increase the risk of developing vascular disease which may lead to serious health conditions such as atherosclerosis (clotted arteries), a blood clot, angina (arm or chest pain during physical activity), heart attack or stroke.

Why is it so important that we know our cholesterol levels? Abnormal cholesterol is one of the ‘risk factors’ for cardiovascular disease (CVD) – a term that medics use to encompass all sorts of damage to the arteries, heart and brain, such as stroke, angina, and heart attacks. CVD is treatable! And not just through medication but also through changes to diet and lifestyle.

 

 

How it works

Take your test

Order your preferred test online and take your blood sample.

Post your results

Post your sample back to the laboratory in the provided packaging.

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Reveal your results

Find out your results within 2 working days by simply logging into your online dashboard.

Dr Katie Stephens

“While knowing your total cholesterol can be a good starting point, the evidence suggests that having a breakdown and in particular, knowing your triglycerides, LDL and HDL, is particularly useful in predicting risk. Fortunately, our ‘total cholesterol test’ is actually a full profile does include each of these tests.”

Dr Katie Stephens

Personal Dashboard

The results of your test are presented to you on an online dashboard designed by NHS clinicians. The dashboard includes different charts and views to help you easily understand your results.

Testimonials

“I was hesitant to use online services from private clinics but I knew you could be trusted when I saw your laboratory is run by the NHS.”

Jeannie M.

Taking a blood sample

What comes in the box?

Inside every box, there will be 1 x vial, 3 x lancets, 2 x alcohol wipes, 2 x plasters, 2 x cleaning wipe, 1 x blood collection instructions and 1 x prepaid envelope.

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Why take this test?

Having high cholesterol can lead to very serious illnesses such as heart attacks and strokes. This happens when fat in the blood builds up in arteries. You’re at risk of high cholesterol if you have a family history of it, a family member who has had a heart attack before 50 years old, having type two diabetes, a diet high in saturated fats, being overweight or leading a lifestyle which restricts your activity.

 

Home Blood Tests - Important Information

Tests are tailored for one person per account. If your family/friends would like to use our tests, please ask them to register their own account and place a separate order with their email address.