Cholesterol and Lipids Test
This test is one of the best ways to assess your overall health. Not to mention one of the most important seeing as heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United Kingdom claiming well-over 275,000 lives per year.
Thankfully, measuring and controlling your cholesterol is often considered to be the single biggest and most controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. As your cholesterol levels rise, so does your risk of heart disease and we make it easier than ever to measure it.
Not only do measure your cholesterol (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides) - we also measure other important markers not found in your everyday cholesterol or lipid test.
Direct LDL - Normally, LDL levels are calculated by looking at your Total Cholesterol and HDL levels and making an educated guess. Although this is widely accepted, it can be inaccurate. We go the extra mile and get you the true value of LDL.
hs-CRP - Elevated hs-CRP levels indicate chronic low-grade inflammation which is correlated with an increased risk for heart disease. If elevated, you should try and reduce inflammation in your body in addition to cholesterol.