Cholesterol Test

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Easy at-home test for cholesterol levels to help monitor your heart health. Treatment for high cholesterol is available on our Cholesterol CarePathway™.

Tests for:
  • Total Triglycerides,

  • Total Cholesterol,

  • HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein),

  • LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) and

  • HDL % of Total Cholesterol

Your benefits:
  • icon for item in hero sectionEasy sample collection
  • icon for item in hero sectionSecure results in 2 to 5 days
  • icon for item in hero sectionSame labs as physicians & hospitals
Medication available for:
  • High LDL Cholesterol

Collection Methods
  • Finger Prick

How it works
  • Test and medication not available in certain states. Check your eligibility

  • FSA & HSA cards accepted.

About this test

What's measured
When to test
High cholesterol symptoms

About this test

What's measured
Total Triglycerides

Triglycerides are one of the most common fats found in the body. When you regularly consume more calories than you burn, your body converts these excess calories into triglycerides and they are stored in your body as fat.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all cells in your body. Your body needs small amounts for many reasons; from helping to make vitamin D to digesting fats. However, high levels can increase your risk of heart disease so it’s important to get the right balance.

HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)

Typically referred to as "good cholesterol", high-density lipoprotein (HDL) helps to remove "bad cholesterol" from your bloodstream and send it back to the liver. Higher levels of HDL are considered a good thing.

LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)

Known as "bad cholesterol", low-density lipoprotein (LDL) usually makes up most of the cholesterol in your body. When your body has too much LDL cholesterol, it can build up in the walls of your blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

HDL % of Total Cholesterol

The HDL % of total cholesterol refers to the amount of "good cholesterol" in the body, compared to the total amount of cholesterol. The higher this percentage, the better.

When to test

Every adult can and should take this test to understand and monitor their heart health.

Your sample must be collected while fasting* and before 10am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day.

80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable. Testing regularly provides you with the answers you need to track your cholesterol over time, monitor the impact of lifestyle and dietary changes, and help you prevent heart disease.

You could have an increased risk of high cholesterol if:
  • You have a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol

  • You are overweight or obese

  • You drink alcohol and/or smoke frequently

  • You lead a sedentary lifestyle

  • Your diet is high in fat and highly processed foods

  • You suffer from diabetes, kidney disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, inflammatory colon disease, or an underactive thyroid gland

This test is not suitable if:
  • You are under 18 years of age.

  • You are pregnant

  • You take medication that increases the risk of bleeding including (but not limited to) blood-thinning medications.

  • You are at an increased risk of fainting/loss of consciousness due to blood sample collection or a fear of blood.

  • You have a bleeding disorder.

  • You have impaired lymphatic circulation in both upper limbs.

  • You have a skin disorder or condition that may result in poor healing, an increased risk of disease, or skin ulceration.

  • You have an arrhythmia, untreated hemophilia, vasovagal syncope, Raynaud’s, Scleroderma, peripheral vascular disease, or peripheral neuropathy.

*Fasting means that you take your sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your physician with regards to fasting, particularly if you have any medical conditions.

High cholesterol symptoms

"High cholesterol has no symptoms, so many people don't know that their cholesterol is too high." - CDC

Did you know that you likely won’t display any symptoms if you have high cholesterol? The only way to know is to test.

Many people living with high cholesterol aren’t getting the treatment they need. In fact, 45% of American adults who could benefit from cholesterol medication aren’t currently taking it. Click on the 'When to test' section to learn more about factors that could increase your risk of high cholesterol.

Treatment available
At-home care and treatment plan

Get treated with our Cholesterol CarePathway™

Start this CarePathway™ for just $39 per month with our introductory offer, which will last for one full year after purchase. Order your test today to see if you're eligible. This price covers all aspects of your care, including:

  • Effective cholesterol-lowering medication delivered to you

  • Regular tests to track your progress towards a healthier heart

  • Clinically reviewed results and ongoing guidance

  • Helpful lifestyle resources and tips designed by experts

See if you're eligible for our CarePathway™

If your cholesterol test results indicate that we can help start your journey to better heart health, our nurse team will call to discuss your next steps and invite you to sign up to our Cholesterol CarePathway™.

Better heart health is just a few steps away.

Availability of the Cholesterol CarePathway™ depends on your location, age (40-75 years), and whether you meet the medical criteria.

Start your CarePathway™ with our home test
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Order your test online

Whether you’re looking for peace of mind or want to manage your long-term health, simply order your at-home test on our website.

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Free and tracked delivery

All of our home collection kits and follow-up medication are delivered at no additional cost in a plain envelope for full privacy.

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Easy sample collection

Self-collect your sample from the comfort of home with easy-to-follow instructions and video tutorials. All that’s required is a simple finger prick.

Return your sample the same day at no extra cost, using the prepaid shipping label provided.

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Fast & accurate analysis

Your sample will be sent to our network of CLIA-certified and ISO-accredited labs for full analysis by our team of clinical scientists.

These are the same labs as those used by primary care providers and hospitals.

Fast & accurate analysis from our network of CLIA-certified and ISO-accredited labs
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Secure results in 2 to 5 days

Once your sample arrives in the lab, easy-to-understand results will be available to view from your secure online account within 2-5 days.

  • Secure online result dashboard

  • Helpful factsheet from clinical experts

  • Official lab report

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Support you can trust

Your health record is reviewed by a LetsGetChecked clinician and if your cholesterol results are abnormal, a nurse will phone you to provide additional support and guidance on your next steps.

They will also assess your suitability for optional treatment that includes high cholesterol medication via our Cholesterol CarePathway™.

If your results are abnormal, a nurse will phone you to provide additional support and guidance

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