Cholesterol (Lipid Panel)
Using a small, painless blood sample taken by one of our experienced phlebotomists, your cholesterol test (also called a lipid panel) measures all the types of cholesterol in your blood stream. You’ll also receive other relevant readings including glucose, protein and uric acid to help put your results into the proper context.
Dr Cullimore says: “This test is suitable for you if you want to check or monitor your cholesterol levels. It’s more detailed than a standard finger-prick blood test which only gives you a total cholesterol reading. Without knowing your HDL and LDL cholesterol number, you can’t get an accurate assessment of your heart disease risk. If you have a close relative with high cholesterol, eat foods which are high in saturated fat, have type 2 diabetes, don’t exercise as often as you could or you just want to check that your cholesterol levels are within the normal ranges, this is the test for you.”
All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.