Measure cholesterol and lipid levels to help optimize your heart health
Measure cholesterol and lipid levels to help optimize your heart health
Cholesterol & Lipids Test
This cholesterol and lipids at-home lab test is similar to a standard lipid panel. Biomarkers measured include total cholesterol, calculated LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. This cholesterol test is for anyone who is monitoring their cholesterol or who is interested in learning about their current levels. It’s a convenient cholesterol check that gives you easy-to-understand results for 3 key measures of cholesterol, as well as triglycerides.
Measures total cholesterol, HDL, calculated LDL, and triglycerides
Finger prick sample collection
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This test measures your total cholesterol, HDL, calculated LDL, and triglyceride levels
Do you have certain risk factors for heart disease, such as weight gain, increased body fat, elevated cholesterol, or a personal or family history of heart disease?
- Elevated Blood Sugar
- Elevated Cholesterol
Family or Personal History
- Family history of heart disease or diabetes
- Personal history of heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes
- Sedentary lifestyle
Everything you need to understand your results
- Pre-paid shipping both ways
- All materials for sample collection and shipping back to the lab
- Detailed directions and an instructional video to guide you
- Help along the way from our customer care team
- Digital and printable results
- Physician consult for qualified results
- Group webinar with a healthcare professional
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 levels of cholesterol and lipids (especially LDL cholesterol and triglycerides) have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. Monitoring your blood cholesterol and controlling high cholesterol levels can be key to reducing your risk for these disorders. This mail-in cholesterol test kit evaluates the four key components of a lipid panel: total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), calculated low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and triglycerides.
How to Check Cholesterol at Home
Cholesterol and triglyceride testing at home can be done with the Everlywell Cholesterol & Lipids test kit. The mail-in test kit comes with easy to read instructions, lancets for pricking your finger, bandages, a sample collection cassette, and a prepaid shipping label for sending your blood sample to a certified lab.
To take this cholesterol test kit:
(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 sample pouch included with the kit. Then, put the sample pouch 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.
After you take any at-home sample collection test, it is recommended that you discuss test results with your healthcare provider for appropriate follow-up. They can discuss your medical history and personally evaluate your risk for specific medical conditions.
- Have a family history of heart disease before age 50 in male relatives, or age 60 in female relatives
- Have a personal history of coronary heart disease or non-coronary atherosclerosis (e.g. abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease, carotid artery stenosis)
- Have a personal history of diabetes
- Have a personal history of high blood pressure
- Have a BMI > 30
- Actively use tobacco products
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. We always encourage sharing the results of your test with your healthcare provider.
Everlywell can provide suggestions to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. As always, we encourage you to share your results with a healthcare provider who can provide specific guidance on medication and lifestyle changes.
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood that plays many important roles in the body, including helping to build hormones. Excessive or high cholesterol levels may result in fatty deposits in blood vessels (specifically, arteries) and lead to an increased risk of heart disease. High cholesterol may be managed with medications and/or lifestyle modifications (such as regular physical activity and dietary changes).
What’s the difference between LDL and HDL cholesterol?
- LDL cholesterol = low-density lipoprotein. This is often referred to as “bad cholesterol” because increased levels may lead to arterial plaque deposits. (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.) If unaddressed, these plaque deposits may lead to restricted blood flow throughout the body which can in turn lead to an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Having a high level of LDL cholesterol can increase this risk. There are many factors that can influence higher LDL levels, such as family history, genetics, and dietary habits.
- HDL cholesterol = high-density lipoprotein. HDL is often referred to as the “good cholesterol” because it absorbs cholesterol and carries it back to the liver. This may in turn lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
What does it mean if I have high cholesterol?
A high cholesterol level may indicate a higher risk of plaque buildup, heart disease, and high blood pressure. This isn’t always the case, though, since total cholesterol includes seemingly beneficial lipids such as HDL. So it’s best to talk with your healthcare provider to understand what high cholesterol may mean for your health. A lipid panel (as part of a broader evaluation and discussion with your healthcare provider) may help you better understand your current risk for cardiovascular events and what actions you may be able to take.
What is total cholesterol?
Total cholesterol refers to the combined amounts of different kinds of cholesterol in the body. Total cholesterol includes HDL, LDL, as well as some smaller cholesterol particles.
What are triglycerides?
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in the body. Your body uses triglycerides for fuel when it needs extra energy. But high triglyceride levels may pose a risk to your heart health and may lead to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and cardiovascular disease. That’s because triglycerides can contribute to plaque formation in arteries, which can lead to a narrowing of the arteries. Your heart then has to work harder to pump blood to your organs and other body parts. Taking a lipid panel, which often includes triglycerides (like our Cholesterol & Lipids test kit) can tell you if your triglyceride levels are elevated.