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A Cholesterol blood test is used to measure the amount of LDL  (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol and other fats known as triglycerides in your blood. This is used to determine your risk of developing heart disease or stroke (cardiovascular disease). 

A cholesterol test is an important component of our patient health screens. Your doctor may recommend a health screen to investigate potential reasons as to why you are not feeling yourself. Do not worry about determining for yourself which if any blood test you need. This is something that your doctor will be able to determine and explain during your consultation.

All our blood tests are available same day with some of the fastest results in London. One of our doctors will take the time to explain to you what your test results mean and put in place any appropriate next steps based on those results.

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How it Works

1. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Choose from any of our 11 London blood test clinics, open 7 days

2. MEET WITH A DOCTOR

They can advise on suitable tests and take a blood or urine sample

3. RECEIVE YOUR RESULTS

You will be emailed your results, analysis and recommendations

4. FOLLOW UP (OPTIONAL)

Follow up consultation only £34 for further treatment or advice

Cholesterol and related tests

Please note: a GP consultation fee is payable online at the time of booking. Any tests which you require will be chargeable on top during your consultation with the doctor.

Test Cost Lab results *
DocTap Health Screen £83 1 working day

HAEMATOLOGY

FBC with 5-part Diff

BIOCHEMISTRY

Urea and Electrolytes
Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Urea, Creatinine, eGFR

Liver Function Tests
Bilirubin, Alk Phos, AST, ALT, Gamma GT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin

Lipid Profile
Triglycerides, Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, non-HDL Cholesterol

Glycosylated Haemoglobin

DocTap Over 40s Male Screen £107 1 working day

HAEMATOLOGY

FBC with 5-part Diff

BIOCHEMISTRY

Urea and Electrolytes
Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Urea, Creatinine, eGFR

Liver Function Tests
Bilirubin, Alk Phos, AST, ALT, Gamma GT, Total Protein, Albumin, Globulin

Lipid Profile
Triglycerides, Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, non-HDL Cholesterol

Glycosylated Haemoglobin

TUMOUR MARKERS

Prostate Specific Antigen (Total)

DL10 Cardiovascular Risk Profile 1 £269 3 working days

Cholesterol
Triglycerides
HDL Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
Non-HDL Cholesterol
Apolipoprotein A
Apolipoprotein B
Lipoprotein (a)
hsCRP
Lp-PLA2 (PLAC) Test

DL11 Cardiovascular Risk Profile 2 £355 3 working days

Cholesterol
Triglycerides
HDL Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
Non-HDL Cholesterol
Apolipoprotein A
Apolipoprotein B
Lipoprotein (a)
Fibrinogen
hsCRP
Lp-PLA2 (PLAC) Test
Homocysteine

Cholesterol £31 Next working day
DL1L Biochemistry Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £52 Next working day

As DL1 plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

DL2L Biochemistry (24 Parameters) & Haematology Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £70 Next working day

As DL2 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

DL6L General Well Person Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £126 Next working day

As DL6 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

HDL Cholesterol £44 Next working day
Lipid Profile £53 Next working day

Triglycerides
Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
Non-HDL Cholesterol

Triglycerides £35 Next working day
Well Man Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £160 Next working day

As DL7 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

Well Woman Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol £160 Next working day

As DL8 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol

This is only a small sample of the many blood tests which DocTap provide. Our expert doctors can advise you during your consultation on the most appropriate tests for your condition. View all blood tests.

* Please note that the lab results are estimates and can vary. Tests taken after 1pm will be classified as the following day for timing purposes. You will receive a written analysis of your results within 1 working day of them being available from the laboratory. If you have multiple tests then we shall wait to report on them together unless the first results highlight any reason for concern. Sometimes the preliminary results will determine that additional tests need to be carried out on your sample. If this is the case then your results will take longer. There is no additional charge for this service.

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Why Choose DocTap?

DocTap seek to provide the most convenient, fastest, effective and best value private blood testing service in London. With 12 blood test centres across London and same day appointments available 7 days a week, it has never been easier to book a cholesterol test. We are proud to partner with The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) which has a worldwide reputation for excellence.

Unlike many blood test clinics, you will see a UK accredited GP who will be able to offer their expert option on what test is most appropriate for you. Your results will also be accompanied by a written analysis of what they mean and what your doctor advises you to do next. Should additional treatment be required, or if you simply wish to discuss the results in more detail, then you can book a 15 minute follow up consultation for only £25. This can either be at any DocTap clinic or over the phone. When booking your follow up consultation you can request to see you original doctor if you wish (subject to their availability).

Should you require a full consulation before deciding to have a cholesterol test then there may be insufficient time to also take a blood sample in the appointment. In that case you can choose to either go to our walk in laboratory by Oxford Street (£15 phlebotomy fee applies) or to make a second appointment for the doctor to take the bloods.

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Advice from expert UK doctors
12 London clinics, open 7 days
Blood tests & screens from £14
Fast results, many same day
Includes doctor's report and plan
Follow up with GP (£25, optional)
World class partner lab (TDL)
No sales incentives for doctors

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fat chemical - known as a lipid - that is made in different areas in the body but mainly the liver. We need some of this to keep healthy, but too much is problematic. It can sit in the small arteries and cause blockages.

What is a Cholesterol Blood Test?

We check a panel of tests in a lipid/cholesterol blood test:

  • LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol - traditionally viewed as “bad” cholesterol which builds up in the arteries. It is carried in the blood by protein called lipoprotein.
  • HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol - traditionally viewed as “good” cholesterol which helps clean up bad cholesterol.
  • Triglycerides - another type of fat carried in the blood. Usually high levels are unhealthy and increase risk of cardiovascular problems.
  • Total cholesterol - total of all lipoproteins and triglycerides in the blood.

What does the result mean?

Cholesterol is a tricky blood result to interpret as there isn't a simple normal level. You will need to discuss the results with your doctor in the follow up appointment. 

Currently the recommendations are to use the results within a cardiovascular risk calculator (Qrisk) to see if this gives a level where treatment with medication would be advisable. The caveat to this would be a few cases where the problem is genetic, or levels are very high. Then specialist input from a Lipid Clinic may be needed.

However everyone should be modifying lifestyle factors that are associated with increased cardiovascular risk and thinking about losing weight, stopping smoking, exercising more, eating less salt and reducing alcohol levels.

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