The level of cholesterol in our blood is an important factor in the risk of developing a range of health problems – including heart disease and stroke.
We offer a blood test in which one of our experienced and dedicated nurses will take a blood sample to be analysed in our modern laboratories.
You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time, you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
A nurse will take a sample of blood from a vein in your arm. The process will only take a minute or two and you’ll be able to leave immediately. Some people do faint or feel as though they might faint during or straight after the test. If that affects you our caring and dedicated staff will ensure you are alright before you leave.
A follow up appointment will be arranged with your consultant to discuss the result and any further treatment you may require.
Assessing your cholesterol levels should be part of any health assessment. High cholesterol can occur if you have an unhealthy diet and don’t exercise regularly.
You might also wish to know you are at risk to encourage yourself to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Test your cholesterol regularly if you have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease.
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Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.