Cholesterol and Lipids Test
Cholesterol and Lipids Test

Measure Cholesterol and Lipid Levels and Check In On Your Heart

This at-home test is for anyone who is monitoring their cholesterol or who is interested in learning about their current levels.
Total Cholesterol, HDL, Calculated LDL, and Triglycerides
Collection Method
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At-home Cholesterol & Lipids Test
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What's Measured
How it Works
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1 Complete a simple finger prick collection and return with prepaid shipping.
1 An independent board-certified physician will review your results.
1 Once verified, you’ll receive your results on our secure platform within days.
What's Included
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Pre-paid shipping both ways
Detailed directions to guide you
Gauze and bandages
Help along the way if you need it
Biohazard bag for returning your sample
Single-use Lancets for pricking your finger
Finger prick blood card for collecting your blood sample
Alcohol pad for cleaning your finger
Your Results
Easy to Understand
Gain meaningful insights about your health with easy-to-understand test results. Download and share with your healthcare provider, family, or friends. We also provide you with additional resources and helpful tips along the way.
View a personalized report of each marker tested as well as detailed information about what your results mean for you.
Take action on your health and wellness. Use your report to help guide your next steps. Set up a discussion with a healthcare professional to go over your results further.
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Why take a cholesterol and lipids test?

Having a combined cholesterol and lipids test is one of the most common ways to assess your overall heart health. High LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides have been 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 can be key to reducing your risk for these disorders.

This test evaluates the four key components of a cholesterol test: total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (Calculated LDL), and triglycerides.

How to Check Cholesterol at Home

Cholesterol testing at home can be done with the Everlywell Cholesterol & Lipids test, which comes with easy to read instructions, lancets for pricking your finger, bandages, a blood spot collection card, and a prepaid shipping label for sending your blood sample to a certified lab.

To take this cholesterol test at home:

(1) Order the EverlyWell kit online.

(2) Once it arrives, register the kit online using the unique ID that comes inside the kit.

(3) Use the lancet in the kit to prick your finger and follow the collection instructions inside the kit.

(4) Place your sample inside the return bag included with the kit. Then, put the bag back inside the kit box.

(5) Send the box back in the return envelope using the prepaid shipping label provided.

(6) After the lab tests your sample, check your results on our secure, online platform.

Before you test cholesterol at home, it is important to make sure that the test you choose not only checks your total cholesterol, but also the breakdown of total cholesterol into the healthier HDL (good cholesterol), less healthy LDL (bad cholesterol), and triglycerides, or fats in the blood.

After you take any at-home cholesterol test (also known as a lipid profile), it is recommended that you discuss the test results with your health care provider to make sure you understand your results and the implications for your health.

If you...

  • Take cholesterol medication
  • Have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease
  • Are overweight
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Don't exercise

Easily Discover Your Personal Levels of Total Cholesterol, HDL, Calculated LDL, and Triglycerides

Your results will contain your personal levels of Total Cholesterol, HDL, Calculated LDL, and Triglycerides and whether they fall within a low, normal, or high range. It is widely known that variance between labs can occur for any marker. This happens for either dried blood spot or serum samples, and we have ensured that the variation seen is within acceptable ranges according to widely accepted and regulated lab standards. We always encourage sharing the results of your test with your health care provider.

EverlyWell can provide suggestions 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.

What’s the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol?

  • LDL cholesterol = “low-density lipoprotein.” It’s often called the “bad cholesterol” because it can gum up the inner walls of your arteries with plaque. (Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart and to the rest of the body. Plaque is a hardened mixture of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the blood.) Eventually, this can restrict the flow of blood throughout the body—and even lead to a heart attack or stroke. If you have a lot of LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream, plaque can keep building up in your arteries—increasing your risk of heart disease.
  • HDL cholesterol = high-density lipoprotein. HDL is known as the “good cholesterol” because it can protect your arteries—and heart—against the harmful effects of LDL cholesterol. Normal levels of HDL have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease.

What does it mean if I have high cholesterol?

A high cholesterol level can mean that you face a higher risk of heart disease. This isn’t always the case, though, since high levels of HDL (or “good cholesterol”) can result in a high cholesterol number. So it’s best to talk with your healthcare provider to understand what high cholesterol means for your health.

What is total cholesterol?

Total cholesterol refers to the combined amounts of different kinds of cholesterol in the body. If it’s measured directly (instead of calculated), total cholesterol refers to the combined values of HDL, LDL, and a portion of your triglycerides—as well as other types of cholesterol.