Cholesterol & Lipids Test
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Cholesterol & Lipids Test

29,00 (includes shipping)

Almost 25% of the global population has a high cholesterol level. This 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 cardiovascular disease. You often do not have any symptoms when you have high cholesterol, so it is important to have your cholesterol checked regularly.

Test for:

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

Test method:  Finger prick test

How It Works

One

Order Your Test​

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

Two

Activate & Collect Sample

After online activation of your test kit, you can collect your sample within a few minutes and mail it back to us in the pre-paid envelope.

Three

View Results​

A certified laboratory will review your sample and your test results will be available within a matter of days.

Reviews

Andrea K.
Andrea K.
Easy
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I am very positive about the diabetes test I bought from Homed-IQ! The actual testing process is easy and the doctor's result was clear. A great solution for me. I think everyone should have access to tests like the diabetes test, because it gives a lot of information. Homed-IQ makes that possible!
Oliver W.
Oliver W.
Good Experience
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Overall experience was excellent. But the processing time was a bit long, maybe it was because I only ordered late Friday evening. The rest of the process went well.
Wendy M.
Wendy M.
Results within 48 hours
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This was my first time ordering a 'health test' online. The test was delivered within 24 hours of placing my order. It was easy to activate and ship with the shipping envelope in the box. Results were ready within 48 hours!
Mark B.
Mark B.
Easy and fast
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The test was quick and easy to do. The online support was very helpful throughout the process! Based on my first experience, I can absolutely recommend Homed-IQ!
Sandra J.
Sandra J.
As advertised
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I have done an antibody test from HomedIQ. The test was easy to take since the instructions were comprehensive and easy to understand. The results of the test were delivered within 72 hours as advertised and the website was simple to navigate. I would recommend Homediq to friends and family alike.
Stefan de V.
Stefan de V.
Fortunately, I don't have to leave the house!
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The test was delivered within a day and I thought it was all easy to do, activating the test could perhaps be a little easier. At least I didn't have to go to the doctor or take a day off from work to get my blood checked or come back to a doctor's office for the results! It's quick and easy.
Remco H.
Remco H.
Test taken within 5 minutes
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Shipping is very fast and the purchase process is well described in the supplied manual. It took me a maximum of five minutes to do. I knew it would be difficult for me to get to the doctor, especially because of COVID-19, so this was a lifesaver. It took 4 days to receive my results.
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About the Test

What is a Cholesterol Test?

This test measures the total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and Triglycerides level in your blood. The test is a fingerprick test that you can easily take from home. Your sample will then be examined by a certified laboratory and you will receive the results within a matter of days. It couldn’t be easier!

Symptoms

Common symptoms:
High cholesterol in itself does not produce any noticeable symptoms. This is why it is often discovered by accident if someone has too high a value.

Results

About the test results

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. An elevated cholesterol level is defined as total cholesterol above 6.5 mmol / l.

HDL
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is called the “good” cholesterol because it transports excess bad cholesterol to your liver to clear it. For the HDL value we use a reference of >0.91, which means that if your HDL value is above 0.91, this is considered normal.

LDL
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) transports cholesterol throughout the body, creating the risk that cholesterol builds up in the arteries and can cause cardiovascular disease. For individuals without any risk factors, the LDL value is elevated if higher than 3.37 mmol / l. We apply an upper limit of 2.6 mmol / l for people with other risk factors (smoking, diabetes, cardiac issues etc).

HDL% of 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 percentage of total cholesterol is HDL, the better.

Triglycerides
Triglycerides are the most common types of fats in the body. Excess calories, alcohol and sugars are converted into triglycerides and stored in the body as fat. A value lower than 2.28 mmol / l indicates a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease.

How to prevent high cholesterol
There are certain ways to prevent high cholesterol. These include but are not limited to:

  • A healthy and varied diet.
  • Limiting products that contain saturated fats.
  • Eating as little salt as possible.
  • Limiting your alcohol consumption to a maximum of one glass per day.
  • Stopping smoking.
  • Making sure you exercise regularly

Frequently Asked Questions

Accordion Content

Many different factors can contribute to high blood cholesterol levels, 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.

If 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; slurred speech; or pain in the lower legs.

Stress is not a direct cause of high cholesterol, but it can cause extra physical stress. It is wise not only to pay attention to your diet when you are under a lot of stress but also to exercise more.

High cholesterol in itself does not produce any noticeable symptoms. This is why it is often discovered by accident if someone has too high a value.