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Cholesterol test

Private cholesterol tests

Cholesterol testing, also known as a lipid blood test or a lipid profile test, is a test that looks at a number of blood lipids or ‘fats’. High cholesterol or lipid levels can increase your risk of heart disease, such as angina. This is where there’s a clogging up of the arteries that supply your heart and causing chest pain. If they become completely blocked up, this causes a heart attack. High cholesterol and lipid levels also increase the risk of stroke.

What's included in your cholesterol test?

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This is measuring your serum cholesterol level and reflects your overall level of cholesterol.

Total cholesterol

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HDL cholesterol is part of your lipid blood test. It's also known as your ‘good’ cholesterol and actually helps clear cholesterol out of your arteries.

HDL cholesterol

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This is the total cholesterol minus a ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. It includes all the bad cholesterol including LDL cholesterol.

Non-HDL cholesterol

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This is the total cholesterol divided by the HDL ‘good’ cholesterol and should be as low as possible.

Total cholesterol HDL ratio (TC:HDL ratio)

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Triglycerides are also measured when you have your cholesterol check. If your triglycerides are raised you’re at risk of heart and liver disease as well as diabetes. Elevated levels of triglycerides can also be an inherited condition.

Triglyceride levels

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Cholesterol blood test price

The cost of a private cholesterol test at our clinic is £55.

Cholesterol test results and normal cholesterol levels

You’ll receive a doctor reviewed report showing the normal levels (see below) and whether your results are within this normal range. You’ll also receive personalised recommendations on how to stay healthy.

Dr Ravi Gowda

Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant physician or one of his highly trained clinical colleagues will be looking after you. 

Who will be providing your cholesterol test?
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1. Book an appointment online

Book and pay for your health check consultation online.

Attend appointment

2. Attend your appointment 

Fast for 8 hours before your appointment and visit the clinic for your blood test.

Receive results

3. Get your blood test results

Get your blood test results on our secure online portal in 1-3 working days.

How it works
We're a team of trained experts

Experts in Infectious Diseases, General and Travel Medicine

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Over 21 years of experience in Travel Health

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Cared for more than

10,000  patients

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Over 150 5 star reviews on Google Reviews

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Frequently asked questions
  • As you will only be attending for the blood test, it will be quick, just 10-15 minutes.

  • You don’t need to bring anything with you for your blood test.You can  make sure you are well hydrated before coming for your test (it should only be water). If it’s a cool day bring plenty of warm clothing as this makes it easier for our team to take the blood test.

    If you’re on medication, herbal or vitamin supplements let us know what they are as some medications can affect the results.

  • No, you’ll need to fast for 8 hours, so it’s best to book a morning appointment.

  • Our blood results usually take 1 - 3 working days.

  • Any results outside the normal range are reviewed by our doctors and shared with you through our secure online portal. We’ll ask you to contact your GP for further assessment but if it’s urgent then we’ll call you, so please make sure you give us a contact number when you book your appointment.


Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine


Caitlin Lancaster, BSc

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