About the Cholesterol Test
The cerascreen® Cholesterol Test is a send-in health test kit that measures the relevant blood fat values if there is an increased risk of developing arteriosclerosis. The test determines the total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels as well as the total cholesterol–HDL ratio.
Does your heart always pound heavily or does your blood pressure rise for no apparent reason? This might be caused by your cholesterol! Cholesterol is often mentioned as a risk factor for heart and cardiovascular disorders as well as strokes. But there are two types of cholesterol – LDL and HDL.
LDL is considered the ‘bad’ cholesterol because a high LDL level leads to a build-up of cholesterol in your arteries. Arteries constrict, and blood begins to clot. Over time, blood thickening and artery constriction combined make a heart attack or high blood pressure more likely.
HDL is called the ‘good’ cholesterol because it carries LDL cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver. Your liver then removes the LDL cholesterol from your body. This helps to keep the blood vessels clean. High HDL levels reduce the risk of heart disease, but low levels increase the risk.
Like cholesterol, triglycerides are a type of fat, or lipid, in your blood. Elevated triglyceride levels can raise your chance of vessel constriction and heart disease.
Please note: Due to the current situation, there may be significant delays in the analysis of your Cholesterol Test in our medical partner laboratory. Your blood sample will be properly frozen in the laboratory during this time.
- Take your sample at home – conveniently and discreetly
- Receive a state-of-the-art laboratory analysis
- Get an idea of your cholesterol levels
- Benefit from specific recommendations to improve your LDL cholesterol levels
- Receive the result within a few days after your sample’s arrival at the laboratory
Benefits of the Cholesterol Test
Knowing your cholesterol levels can help you take thoughtful steps to improve the health of your blood vessels. High LDL cholesterol means an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases – but it is very manageable through lifestyle changes and by optimising your cholesterol levels.
With the cerascreen® Cholesterol Test you don’t have to visit a doctor’s surgery, and you don’t have to wait. With a small prick of the finger, you can take a few drops of blood at home and send in your sample. Experts in a medical laboratory will then evaluate the sample in vitro.
Benefit from our expertise: cerascreen® is the market leader for medical sampling and submission kits in Europe, with eight years of experience in test development and analysis. We have developed more than 50 approved send-in test kits (medical devices), evaluated 250,000 samples and serve 19 countries.
Results report of the Cholesterol Test
As soon as your sample has been analysed, you will receive your results report via the My cerascreen® app or your user account on our website. You can easily view the report on your smartphone, tablet or computer and print it out, if required.
Find out if your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are within the green range, learn how you can change your LDL cholesterol by changing your lifestyle and read about what blood lipids are and how they are related to arteriosclerosis.