Lipid Profile
Lipid Profile
Lipid Profile
Lipid Profile
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Lipid Profile

Regular price£89.00
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  • Free Delivery
  • Order by 3pm for same day dispatch
  • Number of tests Included: 6 - See below for details.
  • Turnaround Time in working days: 1

A Lipid profile gives a total cholesterol level, as well as quantities of LDL and HDL cholesterol (The good and the bad!). It will also give a triglyceride level and calculate the ratio between HDL and Total which is a good marker of cardiac risk.

This test is available as a finger prick or vacutainer sample collection option. You can also choose to visit a BMI Hospital or have a Nurse Home Visit. Select option at checkout.

What included in this Lipid Profile?

Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL/Total Ratio

Cholesterol, total. Cholesterol is a form of fat (lipid) bound to protein known as a lipoprotein, and is an essential component of all cell membranes (boundaries) - but an excess of it during a health screening is linked to an increased risk of heart and blood vessel disease. The total figure is useful, but it is more helpful to know the levels of the two parts which make up the bulk of the cholesterol molecule - HDL and LDL.

Triglycerides Triglycerides are a category of fat found in the blood. Triglycerides effectively store energy for later use by the body. High triglyceride levels within a health screening are associated with pancreatitis, and possibly heart disease and strokes. Some medication can cause the level to rise, as can poorly controlled diabetes.

HDL Cholesterol HDL (high density lipoprotein) is the component of cholesterol that is associated with good health, and high levels within a health screen are linked to reduced risk of heart and blood vessel disease.

LDL Cholesterol LDL (low density lipoprotein) is the component of cholesterol that is associated with higher risk of heart and blood vessel disease. The ideal level within a health screening is below 2.5 mmol/L
Special Instructions: Fast 8 hours if fasting LDL & Trigycerides required
Laboratory Notes:
Which Tests are Included? Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL/Total Ratio

Blue Horizon Blood Test Reviews

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Extremely efficient service from beginning to end. Procedure carried out quickly and efficiently. Results were very swift. Will be using again.

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Impressed with speed of despatch after ordering. Kit and instructions very easy to understand and follow. Posted back to lab Monday morning, results received Wednesday morning, Thanks, may well be back soon.

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Chris Gomez
UK
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Utterly patient, kind and helpful, kit arrived next day, as did my results. 5 stars well-deserved.

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UK
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Great service and product. The turn around is brilliant (mostly - there was a glitch during the early part of the Covid pandemic, but that seems to be resolved now). Tests are recognised by the medical profession so I am able to use the results to get the treatment I need without further tests.

Alexis Faulkner
UK
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I had various questions which they answered via email/webchat and the timing of getting a kit, sending it back and getting the results was good.

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UK

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