✓ Tests LDL, HDL Cholesterol & Triglycerides
This finger prick blood test analyses 5 key cholesterol biomarkers that are crucial to understand your cardiovascular risk factors.
About this test
This finger prick blood test analyses all 5 key components of your cholesterol.
What is Included?
✓ Home Finger Prick Blood Test Kit
✓ Recorded, next day delivery of your test kit (if booked before 3.30pm Mon-Thur)
✓ 24hr Tracked Royal Mail Return
✓ Results 2-3 working days from receipt by the laboratory
✓ Patients emailed with results plus analysis and health advice by a ZoomDoc GP
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood that plays an essential role in how the cells in the body work. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can have a serious effect on your health as it increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. There are many factors which raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and we are learning more all the time about the complex biological processes which lead to a heart attack.
High levels of cholesterol have long been known to increase your risk but, even then, it is not that simple – there are different types of cholesterol and some are more dangerous than others.
Cholesterol is manufactured in the liver and also comes from the food we eat. Diet, family history, obesity and lack of exercise can all adversely impact cholesterol levels.
When to test
We would advise patients to only undertake this cholesterol test Monday to Thursday and then sending it directly back to our lab by post. This ensures that there are no delays in receiving your test kit at our partner laboratory.
Specific biomarkers within this Cholesterol Test include:
- HDL Cholesterol
- LDL Cholesterol
- Non-HDL Cholesterol
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate are ZoomDoc wellness tests?
ZoomDoc finger prick blood tests are as accurate as tests you would normally take via a normal regular blood test at hospital or in a GP setting.
All tests are analysed in labs in the UK and are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
All of our partner laboratories undergo frequent quality control checks to ensure they meet the highest standard of testing. The equipment and analysers used are all designed for the specific function of capillary blood testing. All ZoomDoc test kits come with clear instructions.
What laboratories do ZoomDoc use?
All laboratories that ZoomDoc use are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
Most samples are analysed at The Doctors Laboratory which is based in Central London. This lab is the largest private laboratory in the UK.
How are my tests reviewed?
All test results are analysed by our team of Doctors.
They will comment on your results and often provide both advice and health recommendations.
If there is any worrying results our Doctors will get in touch and advise on next steps.
Are these tests suitable for children?
ZoomDoc do not recommend purchasing these wellness tests for children.
Can I discuss my results with a ZoomDoc GP?
Our team of GPs are available via the ZoomDoc app to discuss any queries or questions you may have.
What will happen after purchasing a Wellness Test?
After purchase of your test kit, it will be immediately dispatched to your home or workplace. After it arrives, you must activate the test with the details of the patient undertaking the test. There are full instructions on the test kit box.
Can I give my test to someone else?
Yes, if you receive or order a wellness test kit and want to gift it to someone else, you can do this. However, the test must always be activated with the personal details of the individual taking the test.
How to take your home blood test
“Cholesterol deposits start to slowly build up within our arteries from the day we are born. Genetics can play apart but what we eat also directly impacts the amount of cholesterol deposits over time.
By monitoring and actively lowering our cholesterol with better nutrition and lifestyle choices we can reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure), heart attacks and strokes.
Simply keeping an eye on your cholesterol is key to lowering your cardiovascular risk factors and in turn, will reduce the chances of these illnesses as you get older. “
Dr Kenny Livingstone – ZoomDoc GP