Lipids with Cholesterol Test Kit
$85 $72 with promo code FIRST
Your cholesterol levels can impact your risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. This at-home test screens your cholesterol and lipid levels, including levels for LDL, HDL, Total cholesterol, HbA1c, Triglycerides and hs-CRP.
All of our laboratory partners are CLIA-certified. Your clear and actionable results are delivered securely online, and our doctors are available to answer any questions. We help you take control of your health by bringing quality lab tests directly to your door.
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Lipids and cholesterol testing overview
Normal cholesterol levels are essential for living a healthy, active lifestyle. The negative effects of high cholesterol are pretty well known, but let’s review. Too much bad cholesterol (LDL) can cause atherosclerosis, or a hardening of the arteries. Cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes can be complications as a result of atherosclerosis.
Keeping your cholesterol low can be achieved with the right combination of diet and exercise, and maintaining low cholesterol can be help prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease. Getting tested will give you a clear picture of how you are managing your cholesterol levels.
The following tests are included in the lipids with cholesterol testing kit:
- LDL (low-density lipoprotein)
- HDL (high-density lipoprotein)
- Total cholesterol
- hs-CRP (highly sensitive C-reactive protein)
- HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c)
How it works
- Order your Lipids with Cholesterol test kit online and receive it by mail in days. There is no need to book an appointment or visit a lab.
- Collect a few droplets of blood at home in under five minutes. Don’t worry, it’s simple and we provide you with instructions.
- Mail it back to our CLIA-certified lab with our pre-paid shipping label.
- View your results in 3-5 days through your secure HealthTestExpress online account.
Who should take the Lipids with Cholesterol test?
There is a wide range of people who should take a cholesterol test. Our physicians agree with the American Heart Association that all women and men over the age of 20 should be screened for lipids (including cholesterol). For people with a history of heart disease in their family or greater risk for heart disease based on other health factors, screening is recommended more frequently.
What do your Lipids and Cholesterol results mean?
Your results will be a range. Your results will detail your levels of HDL, LDL, overall cholesterol, triglycerides, HbA1c (glucose control) and CRP (inflammation) in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
Our doctors are available should you have any abnormal results, or critical values. These test results can be reviewed with your local doctor for even more clarity, and to discuss any recommended lifestyle changes or treatment based on your results.
High cholesterol doesn’t cause any symptoms, it triggers major health event that can be life-threatening. That’s why it is so important to know your level and how you can improve it with diet, exercise and any other measures.
Major health events are caused by high cholesterol include:
- Heart attack
- Coronary disease
- Peripheral arterial disease
What does this kit test for and why?
This test screens for your individual cholesterol and lipid levels, including levels for the following: LDL, HDL, Total cholesterol, HbA1c, Triglycerides and hs-CRP. Keeping your cholesterol low can be achieved with the right combination of diet and exercise, and the effects of high cholesterol can be very damaging to your health.
Getting tested gives you a clear picture of how cholesterol is impacting your health. All of our tests are recommended based on our doctors’ guidelines.
How does collecting samples for the test work?
You will need to provide simple droplets of blood by pricking your finger with this at-home Lipids with Cholesterol test kit. Fasting for 10-12 hours is required to provide accurate results for this test; we recommend in the morning, after it has been 10-12 hours since your last meal. Return your sample to the lab in the prepaid mailer and your results will be available in 3-5 business days or less.
What will my results tell me?
You will learn your levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol). This panel also reports on ranges of total cholesterol, HbA1c (glucose control), triglycerides and hs-CRP (inflammation marker).
How long do I need to wait for my testing kit?
Once your testing kit has shipped, it will arrive within 1-3 shipping days.
What do I need to do once I get the kit?
Skip the appointment and the waiting room. You don’t need to visit a lab, all you need to do is collect a sample, send it in and get results. We’ll provide everything you need to collect the sample yourself.
When should I get my test results?
Kits usually take 1 to 3 shipping days to reach the lab once you mail your samples. Results are typically available 5 business days or less, after they have been received by our CLIA-certified lab partner.
Will my kit packaging say what my test is for?
Kits are shipped in a generic lab mailer envelope. For added privacy, our wellness kits are branded with the Health Test Express logo and contact information, but are not printed with what your test is for. Your kit will simply say Health Test Express and the lab name on the outside. Your invoice and lab requisition form, however, will contain the actual test name(s).
My first and only time using healthtest EXPRESS was very positive and I would not hesitate to use it again. After speaking with a helpful representative over the phone to ask questions about the process, I was impressed by the ease in signing up online, receiving easy to understand instructions and test kit in a timely manner, and the low cost. As an individual with ‘no’ medical insurance, finding this alternative to having to acquire a doctor’s written lab request and visiting a hospital lab/clinic is so cost effective and helpful when paying out of pocket.
Instructions were very clear – By the time coffee brewed I was done with collecting sample, and putting it in refrigerator for mailing a few hours later. The amount of specimen is actually very small – don’t be afraid! Results VERY closely matched my Quest test that was done a week prior.
Though I have been feeling fine, for about the last year I have been sharing most meals with a 27 year old and eating foods life bacon, eggs 4 to 5 days a week, rich foods and so many fun foods that I had avoided for years. I wanted to know how my body was handling these new dining habits. I am busier at work and therefore more sedentary and have fought to not gain weight while enjoying this sense of culinary freedom. The cholesterol/lipids test results and accompanying detailed information was incredibly helpful. My results were quite similar to what my doctor reported after my last complete physical a few years ago. The value for me by doing this at home test is that I have a much better understanding of the details of the elements reported and added a daily baby aspirin to help the one factor that was ‘in the red’. I am very happy that I did this and will likely do it again.