Full cholesterol test

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Cholesterol is vital for the healthy functioning of your body – it is needed for the manufacture of everything from Vitamin D to sex hormones like testosterone and progesterone. It’s also a contributor to heart disease.

So you could say it’s important. But cholesterol can be confusing as there are “good” and “bad” cholesterols and it’s the bad ones (LDL cholesterol) which you need to watch out for.

This test, which is also called a lipid profile, monitors the levels and proportions of your body's good and bad cholesterols by looking at the 6 biomarkers which make up the cholesterol in your body

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Cholesterol is vital for the healthy functioning of your body – it is needed for the manufacture of everything from Vitamin D to sex hormones like testosterone and progesterone. It’s also a contributor to heart disease. So you could say it’s important. But cholesterol is confusing as there are “good” and “bad” cholesterols and it’s the bad ones (LDL cholesterol) which you need to watch out for.

This test, which is also called a lipid profile, monitors the levels and proportions of your body's good and bad cholesterols by looking at the 6 biomarkers which make up the cholesterol in your body

The biomarkers included in this test are:

  • Total Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Non-HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL % of total/Total HDL Ratio

The “Biomarkers” tab gives full information on the importance of each of these biomarkers

Simple, easy, convenient

Our tests deliver insights, spur actions, and empower happier, healthier lives.

This simple at-home blood test is sent to your door with full instructions on how to complete the test and send it off to our laboratory using the pre-paid envelope and packaging. 

All our blood samples are analysed at leading UK laboratories which are accredited by UKAS to ISO15189 standards reflecting the highest pathology standards. 

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HOW IT WORKS

Step 1

Order online

Use our secure ordering system to select your tests and we'll get them sent out to you the next working day

Step 2

Test at home

Do the test in the privacy of your own home. Send back to our lab for processing using the pre-paid postage label. Sit back and relax

Step 3

Receive your results

Access and review your results using our secure online portal. Get peace of mind or give yourself the power to make informed medical choices

Step 1

Order online

Use our secure ordering system to select your tests and we'll get them sent out to you the next working day

Step 2

Test at home

Do the test in the privacy of your own home. Send back to our lab for processing using the pre-paid postage label. Sit back and relax

Step 3

Receive your results

Access and review your results using our secure online portal. Get peace of mind or give yourself the power to make informed medical choices

WHY CHOOSE CHEQUP

HOW TO TAKE A BLOOD TEST AT HOME

AVOIDING COMMON ISSUES

INSUFFICIENT BLOOD

Warm your hands before you start. Stand up while collecting the blood. Hold your arm down so gravity does its thing. Gently milk your finger

DAMAGED BLOOD

Try not to squeeze too hard as it can damage the the blood cells. Use a new lancet on another finger to keep blood flowing naturally

BLOOD CLOTTING

Make sure you post your samples close to the time of collection. Avoid hot days and posting before a long holiday weekend

Cholesterol is a type of blood fat which is made in the liver. It’s found in some foods too.

We all need some cholesterol in our bodies just to keep us ticking over, but having too much can clog up your arteries and lead to health problems in the future, including heart disease.

By getting a simple cholesterol test and making healthy lifestyle changes, most people can keep their cholesterol levels healthy.

There is cholesterol in every cell in your body. It plays vital roles in how your body works, and it's especially important in your brain, nerves and skin.

Cholesterol has three main jobs:

  • It’s part of the outer layer, or membrane, of all your cells
  • It’s used to make vitamin D and steroid hormones which keep your bones, teeth and muscles healthy
  • It’s used to make bile, which helps to digest the fats you eat
  • What’s in the test?

    There are different types of cholesterol which have different effects in the body. You might hear your healthcare professional talk about LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol, which are the two main types.

    LDL cholesterol

    LDL cholesterol is often called ‘bad cholesterol’ because too much of it can clog up your arteries and lead to health problems later on, such as heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. You do need some LDL cholesterol in your blood. It’s when there’s too much that it’s a problem.

    HDL cholesterol

    HDL cholesterol is often called ‘good cholesterol’ because it carries cholesterol away from your cells, back to your liver to be broken down. So, it helps prevent disease.
    Lipid Profile /Full Cholesterol test

    Cholesterol is a fatty substance mostly created by the liver from the fatty foods in your diet and is vital for the normal functioning of the body.

    Total Cholesterol - Total cholesterol measures the overall amount of cholesterol in your blood, including both "good" (HDL) and "bad" (LDL) cholesterol.

    Triglycerides - Triglycerides are a fatty substance similar to bad cholesterol. High levels of triglycerides can cause heart disease.

    LDL Cholesterol - LDL (low-density lipoprotein) can be considered as “bad cholesterol”. This makes you more likely to have heart problems or a stroke.

    HDL Cholesterol - HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can be considered “good cholesterol”. this makes you less likely to have heart problems or a stroke.

    Non-HDL Cholesterol - Non-HDL cholesterol, as its name implies, subtracts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good") cholesterol number from your total cholesterol number. So it contains all the "bad" types of cholesterol.

    HDL % of total/Total HDL Ratio - This is the ratio of all the "bad" types of cholesterol to total cholesterol. The higher the number, the greater the chance of heart problems


    Blood Test FAQs

    If you need more information, please contact us

    Why should I take this test?

    At CheqUp we think everyone should be health positive. Whether you’re concerned about something specific or just want peace of mind, our tests are easy, fast and convenient so health isn’t something that happens to you, it’s something you control.

    Our plans are simple to manage, affordable and tailored to your needs and lifestyle. You take our tests in the comfort and privacy of your own home, at a fraction of the price of most private medicals and without bothering your doctor. Check out any issues or understand how key markers can help guide your decisions and health wellbeing.

    All backed-up by our friendly and efficient team. Peace of mind and the highest quality tests.

    You’re always in control of your health

    How do I take the test?

    Taking the test is really straightforward. Just follow the step-by-step instructions which are included in your test kit or watch our short video which explains everything.

    Please verify you have all the components required to complete the testing process and if you need further assistance, please contact our customer services team by email at info@chequp.com or through our webchat and we will be happy to help.

    How do I register and activate my test?

    Registering your test is easy.

    Just visit: https://chequp.com/start - create an account and follow the steps to register your test.

    You’ll need the 16-digit code on the front of your test box If you already have an account, please log into the account and on the top right corner click the "Activate Test" button.

    Will there be enough blood?

    If you follow the instructions in our video or in the step-by-step guide included in your kit, you will have enough blood to complete the test.

    If you are struggling in collecting enough sample; jogging on the spot and increasing your heart rate will help your blood circulation, always collect from the end of your finger and hold your hand down, you can lightly squeeze your finger in a downwards motion to help with blood flow.

    If you have used all three of the lancets and have still failed to collect an adequate sample please contact us via email at info@chequp.com or through our webchat for assistance.

    REMEMBER: It is really important that you fill the vials to the required line.

    How do I send my test back to you?

    It’s really easy and everything you need is included in the kit which will be sent to your door. Please complete your testing as per the instructions included in your test kit, making sure to seal the vial and the box correctly and register all necessary details.

    The test sample must be returned in the same box, with the Tracked 24 Royal Mail label provided in order for the laboratory to be able to complete the appropriate testing -please keep a record of your tracking number in case there are any issues with your delivery.

    If unsure please refer to the instructions or contact customer service by email at info@chequp.com or through our webchat for assistance.

    Where do I get my results?

    You will be sent an email when your results are ready.

    This email will contain a link to our secure results portal where all your results will be visible. It’s a simple, easy-to-use process and each biomarker contains advice on how to interpret your results.

    How long can I keep the samples?

    You should do the test as soon as reasonably possible. Don’t worry, nothing in the kit will go off. But we’re sure you’re keen to take control of your health and get the results as quickly as possible

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    Full cholesterol test

    £39.00