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 approprate next steps based on those results.
|DT1||DocTap Health Screen||£73||1 working day|
FBC with 5-part Diff
Urea and Electrolytes
Liver Function Tests
|DT2||DocTap Over 40s Male Screen||£97||1 working day|
FBC with 5-part Diff
Urea and Electrolytes
Liver Function Tests
Prostate Specific Antigen (Total)
|DL10||DL10 Cardiovascular Risk Profile 1||£259||3 working days|
|DL11||DL11 Cardiovascular Risk Profile 2||£345||3 working days|
|CHO||Cholesterol||£21||Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
|DL1L||DL1L Biochemistry Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£42||Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
As DL1 plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol
|DL2L||DL2L Biochemistry (24 Parameters) & Haematology Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£60||Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
As DL2 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol
|DL6L||DL6L General Well Person Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£116||Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
As DL6 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol
|HDL||HDL Cholesterol||£34||Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
|LIPP||Lipid Profile||£43||Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
|TRI||Triglycerides||£25||Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
|DL7L||Well Man Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£150||Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
As DL7 plus plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol
|DL8L||Well Woman Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£150||Same day (if by 1pm Mon-Fri)|
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.
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.
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.
We check a panel of tests in a lipid/cholesterol blood test:
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.See a GP for a Cholesterol Test now
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