Cholesterol Blood Test
Check your cholesterol level
- Finger prick test
- Same-day appointment
- Accurate & fast results
High cholesterol is extremely dangerous, but often causes no signs or visible symptoms. A simple blood test is enough to highlight whether you might have cause for concern.
A complete cholesterol blood test is usually recommended to determine whether your cholesterol levels in your blood are elevated and to gauge how at risk of heart disease and heart attacks you may be.
A complete cholesterol panel tests four types of fat in your blood:
Men, between the ages of 45 to 65 years old, are recommended a screening every one to two years, whereas women between the ages of 55 and 65 are recommended this bi-annually screening. All people over the age of 65 should have annual cholesterol screening.
However, more frequent testing may be required if your first test came back abnormally, or if you are already at risk of coronary artery disease. Additionally, if you are taking a cholesterol-lowering medication, or fall into the following categories, you may need more regular screening:
In some instances, your health care professional may ask you to fast, or not to eat for 12 hours prior to your Cholesterol Blood Test. It is important to follow your healthcare professional’s advice.
A Cholesterol blood test is very low risk and takes place much like a normal blood test. It usually only lasts five minutes.
Should you want to book a Cholesterol Blood Test or any of our other blood tests, please contact us today.
Blood tests are ordered by the doctor as needed, based on the patient’s symptoms and concerns. Occasionally alternate or additional tests may be required for accurate diagnosis.