Cholesterol and Lipids Test
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Cholesterol and Lipids Test
Having a combined cholesterol and lipid test is one of the most common ways to assess your overall health. High LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides are linked to a number of diseases, including heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease and atherosclerosis, high blood pressure (hypertension), and type II diabetes. Controlling your blood cholesterol levels is key to reducing your risk factor for these disorders.
Not only do we measure your Lipids (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides) - we also measure other important markers not found in your everyday Cholesterol or Lipid panel.
hs-CRP - Elevated CRP levels indicate chronic low-grade inflammation which is correlated with an increased risk for heart disease.
HbA1c - HbA1c levels are considered to be a good measure of your 90-day glucose levels and do not vary as much day-to-day as your standard glucose marker, although HbA1c measurements are not a substitute for measuring daily glucose if your doctor has prescribed that you do so. High HbA1c levels are widely considered to be indicative that you either have, or have an elevated risk for developing, type 1 or type 2 diabetes. If already diagnosed, HbA1c can also be a good indicator on how well your diabetes treatment plans are working.
How It Works
- Order cholesterol and lipids test, have it delivered to your doorstep.
- Complete simple blood spot sample collection.
- Mail back to our certified lab (pre-paid shipping label included)
- Receive your results on our secure platform within just days.
Who should take this test?
- Have been diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, or an underactive thyroid
- Take cholesterol medication
- Have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease
- Are overweight
- Drink alcohol frequently
- Don't exercise
In general, it's a good idea for everyone to get regular cholesterol and lipid panels.
If you are over 35, have been diagnosed with, or know you are at risk of any of the above, chances are you're already being tested for the markers included in this test. Now, you can take your cholesterol test at home!
What will my results tell me?
Your results will contain your personal levels of Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, hs-CRP, and HbA1c and whether they are low, normal, or high.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
EverlyWell can provide suggestions for lifestyle changes to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. As always, we encourage you to share your results with your doctor, who can provide more specific guidance on lifestyle changes.
EverlyWell can guide you in creating a healthy lifestyle that will assist in overall health.
- Weight Gain
- Increased Body Fat
- Elevated Blood Sugar
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Elevated Cholesterol
- Kidney Disease