Cholesterol Tests – What is Cholesterol
Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 36% of all deaths and 22% of deaths in those aged under 65.
One of the best ways to reduce your risk of CVD is to keep cholesterol level in your blood at a healthy level.
Having raised cholesterol levels will rarely produce any symptoms but will significantly increase your risk of developing CVD. Only a blood test will tell you if your cholesterol levels are raised.
We can check your total cholesterol level in store with our cholesterol test and give you written results in only 5 minutes.
The cholesterol test involves taking a small sample of blood (about one large drop) from the finger tip which is then put into a machine which measures the cholesterol level.
Our trained service provider will let you know your cholesterol test level and tell you what, if any, further action should be taken.
By taking other risk factors into account (such as age, family history, smoking history etc), we will also be able to tell your overall risk of developing CVD and give you dietary and other advice on lowering your risk.
Just contact one of our stores to make an appointment for a cholesterol test.
Patients need to fast for 12hours before a full lipid screening however a total cholesterol reading can be given if the patient has not fasted.
Cholesterol Testing is carried out in out Bishopstown store, please ring 021 4343344 to make an appointment.