Cholesterol test Finger prick 40
High cholesterol does not cause symptoms. You can only find out if you have it from a blood test.
High cholesterol levels can cause your arteries to become blocked - leading to coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke. Finding out about high levels of cholesterol can help you to make the positive lifestyle and dietary changes needed to improve your chances of a long and healthy life.
A 5 minute finger prick test can measure your levels of HDL, LDL, triglycerides & total cholesterol. This can help determine your risk of heart disease.
Total Cholesterol is a measurement of the total amount of cholesterol in the blood. This includes low-density and high-density lipoprotein cholesterols. Cholesterol is used to produce hormones for development, growth and reproduction.
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is a form of cholesterol which is considered ‘good’ cholesterol because it helps remove cholesterol from the heart’s arteries.
Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is considered ‘bad’ cholesterol because it contributes to cholesterol build-up and blockage in the arteries.
Total Cholesterol: HDL Ratio is a mathematical calculation which indicates the ratio of total cholesterol versus ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol in the blood.
Triglyceride is another type of fat (not the same as cholesterol) found in the bloodstream.
This service is only available to the age of 16 and above.
Furthermore, Any Cancellation within 48 hours prior to appointment will incur a charge of 20% of total service cost.