Cholesterol Test London,
What is a Cholesterol Profile blood test?
A Cholesterol Test London, also known as a lipid profile, is a blood test that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. This test is conducted as a part of a cardiovascular risk assessment or cardiovascular monitoring, in cases of Pancreatitis or in cases of monitoring response to treatments.
Who is affected by cardiovascular disease?
You are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease if you have:
- Diabetes/pre-diabetics, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Underactive thyroid gland.
- Family history of high cholesterol or heart disease.
- Suffer from obesity.
- Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol.
- Have high blood pressure.
Total cholesterol: the total amount of cholesterol present in the blood.
LDL cholesterol: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is known as “bad” cholesterol. High LDL levels raise your risk of stroke, heart attack and atherosclerosis.
HDL cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is known as “good” cholesterol as it helps eliminate LDL from the blood.
Triglycerides: Triglycerides are the body’s form of fat storage, most of which are found in fatty tissues and circulating in the blood to act as fuel for muscles to work.
Total cholesterol/ HDL cholesterol: the ratio of cholesterol/ HDL is used to measure cardiovascular risk.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by one of our Registered Nurses. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Cholesterol Profile blood test results is 1 working day. However, please note that the turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please contact the customer service prior to the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options. Please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16 years old.