What is HDL Blood Cholesterol Test?
This Cholesterol test will show what the level of healthy cholesterol in your blood should be. Furthermore, it is measured by a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) test. HDL plays an important role in cholesterol metabolism, participating in its transport from extrahepatic tissues to the liver for catabolism and excretion.
How to Increase HDL
Physical activity can boost your HDL level. Altogether, You need to get at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity. If you’re overweight, losing extra pounds can help raise your HDL levels, as well as cut your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.
Instructions for use
Please take your sample in the morning. Take it at least one hour before any medication.
✓ HDL: test examines the amount of HDL in your bloodstream. If you have elevated cholesterol-screening test results, an HDL test may be conducted as a follow-up test.
Kidney high levels may be caused by the following conditions:
- Increased triglyceride clearance.
- Chronic liver disease.
Kidney low levels may be caused by:
- Familial hypoalphalipoproteinemia.
- Hepatocellular disorders.
- Anaemia and chronic myeloproliferative diseases.
How our Home Test Kits Work
Order your kit online and once it arrive collect your sample at home.
Drop off the parcel preferably in the morning to get the earlier box clearances. Using the Return Track24 pre-paid label on each test kit, drop the package off at the nearest Royal Mail Priority Red Box to return it to the Lab.
Once your results are ready, we will send you an email with your certificate.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for HDL Cholesterol Blood test results is 1-3 working days of receiving in the laboratory. However, the turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.