Cholesterol & Lipids Test

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The cholesterol and lipid test gives you the opportunity to check your cardiovascular health by measuring the amount of fat in your blood. An elevated cholesterol level increases the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. You often do not feel anything about high cholesterol, so it is important to have your cholesterol checked regularly.

Measure:

  • Cholesterol (total)
  • HDL (“good” cholesterol)
  • LDL (“bad” cholesterol)
  • HDL% of the total cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

Collection Method:  Finger prick

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How It Works

Order Your Test

Once you have placed your order, your test-kit will be delivered within days (in discreet packaging).

Activate & Collect Your Sample

After online activation of your test-kit, you can collect and mail your sample within minutes.

View Results

A certified laboratory will review your sample, test results will be available within days.

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What is a Cholesterol Test?
The cholesterol level is determined on the basis of a simple finger prick test that you can perform at any time from your home. This test gives you an idea of the total cholesterol, but also the LDL, HDL and Triglyceride levels in your blood.


Glossary

Cholesterol
Cholesterol is produced in the liver and is found in every cell of the body. There are two types of cholesterol, one in the form of HDL (high density cholesterol) and LDL (low density cholesterol). HDL is also referred to as the “good” cholesterol and LDL is known as the “bad” cholesterol. There is talk of an elevated cholesterol level, if the total cholesterol is higher than 5 mmol / l.

HDL
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) transports the excess bad cholesterol to your liver to break it down.


LDL

Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) transports cholesterol throughout the body, creating the risk that it can accumulate in the arteries and cause cardiovascular disease. An elevated cholesterol level is used if the LDL level is higher than 3 mmol / l.


HDL% of the total cholesterol

This percentage of total cholesterol refers to the amount of HDL (= good cholesterol) in the body that can fight the LDL (= bad cholesterol). The higher the HDL% of total cholesterol, the better.


Triglycerides

Triglycerides are the most common form of fat in the body, excess calories, alcohol and sugars in the body are converted into triglycerides and stored as fat in the body. Generally, there is no target value for the triglyceride content. A value below 1.7 mmol / L indicates a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Common symptoms of elevated cholesterol are:

  • Weight gain
  • Increased body fat
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Kidney disease

What do the results of this test mean?
If your cholesterol is increased, your treating (family) doctor will determine whether treatment or medication is required. To be able to determine this, other risk factors are factored in, such as;

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Age
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease

There is also scientific evidence that cholesterol levels can be lowered by living a healthy life.

What is a Cholesterol Test?
The cholesterol level is determined on the basis of a simple finger prick test that is delivered to your doorstep so that you can the test from the comfort of your home. This test gives you an idea of not just the total cholesterol, but also the LDL, HDL and Triglyceride levels in your blood.

Cholesterol
Cholesterol is produced in the liver and is found in every cell of the body. There are two types of cholesterol, one in the form of HDL (High Density Cholesterol) and LDL (Low Density Cholesterol). HDL is also referred to as the “good” cholesterol and LDL is known as the “bad” cholesterol. One can speak of an elevated cholesterol level, if the total cholesterol is higher than 5 mmol/l.

HDL
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) transports the excess cholesterol to your liver to break it down. This makes it a helpful type of cholesterol.

LDL
Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) transports cholesterol throughout the body, creating the risk that it can accumulate in the arteries and cause cardiovascular disease. The LDL level is said to be elevated if the outcome is higher than 3 mmol/l.

HDL% of the total cholesterol
The percentage of total cholesterol refers to the amount of HDL (= “good” cholesterol) in the body that can fight the LDL (= “bad” cholesterol). The higher the HDL% of total cholesterol, the better.

Triglycerides
Triglycerides are the most common form of fat in the body, excess calories, alcohol and sugars in the body are converted into triglycerides and stored as fat in the body. Generally, there is no target value for the triglyceride content. A value below 1.7 mmol/L indicates a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Common symptoms of raised cholesterol are:

Symptoms that may indicate high cholesterol include:

– yellowish bumps around the eyelids
– yellow-white ring around the colored part of the eye (iris)
– bulges on the tendons of the hands, feet and ankles

When your cholesterol level is too high for a long time, your blood vessels can close. As a result, your organs do not get enough blood and oxygen. You may then suffer from kidney damage, chest pain (angina pectoris), a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or a stroke (cerebral infarction).

Common symptoms that could be associated with elevated cholesterol levels are:

  • Weight gain
  • Increased body fat
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Kidney disease

What do the results of this test mean?
If your cholesterol is increased, your treating (family) doctor will determine whether treatment or medication is required. To be able to determine this, other risk factors will have to be factored in, such as;

  • Smoking habits
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Age
  • High blood pressure
  • Sugar levels
  • History of Cardiovascular disease

There is scientific evidence that cholesterol levels can be lowered by following a healthy lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Many different factors can contribute to high blood cholesterol, including lifestyle factors like smoking, an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, as well as having an underlying condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

There is compelling evidence that a high level of stress can cause an increase in bad cholesterol indirectly. For example, one study found that stress is positively linked to having less healthy dietary habits, a higher body weight, and a less healthy diet, all of which are known risk factors for high cholesterol levels.

If the Cholesterol levels are high you can develop symptoms of heart disease, stroke, or atherosclerosis in other blood vessels, such as left-sided chest pain, pressure, or fullness; dizziness; unsteady gait; slurred speech; or pain in the lower legs.

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