Cholesterol Testing

Comprehensive cholesterol profile

  • Quick & easy procedure with fast results
  • Same-day appointments available with fast results
  • Monitor your levels as part of a preventative care regimens
Pricing £45
Type of sample taken Blood
Turnaround time 15 mins
 
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Having a healthy cholesterol level is key to the health of your heart. Cholesterol testing at our London clinics is a great way to keep track of your cholesterol levels & stay heart healthy.

Cholesterol is produced mainly by the liver, & is also found in certain foods. A fatty substance, cholesterol provides fuel for many every day bodily functions, but when it appears in high levels in the blood, it can have a negative impact on your health, increasing your cardiovascular risk in terms of stroke & heart attack.

Patients with medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), underactive thyroid, & kidney or liver disease, will often have high levels of cholesterol in their blood. Monitoring these levels is an important part of preventative healthcare, & can help you to prevent future illness.

When should I get tested?

Anyone can come in for a cholesterol test, which will inform you regarding whether or not your levels are healthy. Your doctor may also advise you to undergo regular cholesterol testing, depending on any existing health conditions you have. Once your levels have been tested, a doctor can advise you on any measures that could benefit your health, such as a change in diet, your exercise regimen, or medication.

What does the test include

The cholesterol test is a simple blood test. A doctor or nurse will discuss the test & any health issues or concerns with you before taking your sample.

What to Expect

Step 1

Preparing for test

We would like to advise you to fast for cholesterol test. You can have a light dinner the night before the medical & skip breakfast the following morning. However make sure you keep yourself hydrated by drinking a sufficient amount of water. You can have tea or black coffee without milk or sugar. If your appointment is in the afternoon, please avoid food for 6 hours.
 
Step 2

During the test

The doctor or nurse will take a small sample of blood from your arm, usually on the inner arm, near the elbow. This is a relatively painless procedure.
 
Step 3

Results

Once we receive the results from the laboratory we will email them over to you. If the test was suggested by one of our doctors the doctor will give you a call to explain the results for you. If you didn't have a consultation at our clinic you can take the results to your own doctor or come back for a consultation.