What is the test for?
This test includes checks that have been shown to be very important indicators of risks to your heart's health. Including a full cholesterol profile and tests for inflammation. It also includes a test for diabetes which shows you how well your body controls your blood sugar.
What's included in the 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.
Total Cholesterol: 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.
Non-HDL Cholesterol is a measurement of the total amount of cholesterol in the blood excluding the ‘good’ high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL).
Triglyceride is another type of fat (not the same as cholesterol) found in the bloodstream.
HDL percentage. This is the percentage of Total Cholesterol that consists of ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol.
Checking your levels of HbA1c is a way of confirming if you have (or are at risk of developing) diabetes. Unmanaged or undiagnosed diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality. For anyone who already knows they have diabetes, regular HbA1c checks are essential to monitor progress.
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test is used to measure the average level of blood sugar over the past two to three months and is commonly used to diagnose and monitor diabetes. The sugar is called glucose which builds up in the blood and binds to the haemoglobin in the red blood cells.
Inflammation is a process by which your body's white blood cells protect you from infection from external bacteria and viruses. Checking for inflammation can help diagnose a wide range of conditions.
High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) is a protein which increases in the blood during inflammation. hs-CRP tests are used to predict the risk of heart conditions such as a heart attack.
The minimum age is 16 years old. We are not able to examine younger children.
Any cancellation within 48 hours prior to appointment will incur a charge of 20% of total service cost.