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The best cholesterol test is one that gives you an accurate understanding of your risk factors.
Our advanced lipid and cholesterol test provides a more detailed analysis of cholesterol and its components, offering a clearer picture of heart disease risk than standard tests. This test is especially useful in identifying individuals at risk despite having normal cholesterol levels, as it delves into the size and density of cholesterol particles, which are critical factors in cardiovascular health.
This advanced lipid panel includes ApoA, ApoB, Ratio ApoB/A1, Lipoprotein (a), Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol: HDL ratio, Triglyceride: HDL ratio, LAR (LDL:ApoB ratio) estimation of LDL particle size
Dr Geoff Mullan MBBS, BSc. MRCS, DO-HNS, AFMCP
Chief Medical Director
Each LDL particle, which carries cholesterol, has one ApoB protein. Measuring ApoB gives a true count of LDL particles in your blood. Since smaller LDL particles are more harmful than larger ones, knowing the number of particles can help assess cardiovascular risk more accurately than just measuring LDL cholesterol alone.
ApoA is a component of HDL, the 'good' cholesterol. It helps remove cholesterol from the body. High levels of ApoA indicate a healthy cholesterol transport system and a lower risk of heart disease.
ApoB/ApoA1 Ratio:This ratio compares the amount of ApoB (bad cholesterol marker) to ApoA1 (good cholesterol marker). A higher ratio means there's more bad cholesterol relative to good cholesterol, indicating a greater risk for heart problems.Importance: This ratio compares the levels of ApoB and ApoA1, providing a balance between harmful and protective lipoproteins.
This ratio helps estimate the size of LDL particles. Smaller, denser LDL particles are more harmful. A lower ratio suggests more small, dense LDL particles, indicating a higher risk of heart disease.
Lp(a) is a type of cholesterol particle similar to LDL but with an added protein that increases the risk of heart disease. High levels of Lp(a) are mainly determined by genetics and are a strong indicator of heart disease risk.
These are standard cholesterol measures. Total cholesterol is the overall amount of cholesterol, LDL is the 'bad' cholesterol, HDL is the 'good' cholesterol, and triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood. Together, they give a basic picture of heart disease risk. We use them to calculate risk factors with more advanced measurements.
These ratios compare total cholesterol and triglycerides to HDL (good) cholesterol. Lower ratios are better, indicating a lower risk of heart disease.
Lifestyle and Diet Adjustments: A heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can significantly reduce LDL cholesterol. Regular physical activity also plays a crucial role, with exercises like brisk walking, cycling, and swimming shown to improve cholesterol levels and heart health.
Conditions like thyroid disorders, diabetes, and obesity can contribute to high cholesterol. Properly managing these conditions through medication, lifestyle changes, and regular check-ups can help keep cholesterol levels in check.
Incorporating supplements can further aid in managing cholesterol levels. Notable ones include:
Your results will be uploaded to your personal secure dashboard.
You can track progress over time and optimise your essential nutrient status.
Your results will be integrated with your health assessment.
One of our medical team will review these and make nutrition, lifestyle and supplement recommendations.
Use our innovative home collection device to make blood collection simple and easy to do at home.
See the video below to see it in action.
No, the blood test really is painless. It doesn't even use needles!
Results are back within 5 working days, but we can often do a lot quicker than that. The exception is omega 3 which needs to go to a specialist lab. and results can take a few weeks.
Yes! We make it simple to understand your results and recommendations by sending a video of a Doctor explaining them.
Yes. Unlike a lot of other blood testing companies in the UK. humanpeople is registered with the CQC as a health and diagnostic company.
That means we are reviewed and must follow strict UK guidelines on giving results and advice.
The labs. we use are also regulated by CQC.
You can check out our registration details here.