Cholesterol blood test

Get evidence-based advice and a plan of action to improve your cholesterol levels and other related markers. Test arrives in 1-2 days. Results in 48 hours.

£74.00

Every 3 months

Pause, change, or cancel at any time

Ways to take your sample

Home finger-prick • Nurse - £40

How can a cholesterol blood test help you?

Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your cells. It’s essential for making hormones, vitamin D, and bile. But if your cholesterol is too high, it might increase your risk of heart disease.

There are no symptoms of high cholesterol, so you can only get insight into your cholesterol levels with a blood test. And when high cholesterol goes unchecked, it can affect your heart health. We recommend taking this test every 3 months if you have high cholesterol.

There are a number of things that can raise your cholesterol levels:

  • eating foods high in saturated fats and trans fats
  • a genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia — your body can't remove LDL cholesterol
  • lack of exercise
  • smoking
  • drinking too much alcohol

Combined with a GP report and advice, we help you understand how to improve or maintain your cholesterol levels. 

What's covered in this blood test?

Cholesterol profile and apolipoproteins

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Cholesterol and apolipoproteins make up the fats and proteins that carry them in your blood. Combining both gives you more accurate insights into your heart disease risk.

HbA1c (diabetes)

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An HbA1c test helps you learn about your average blood sugar levels over the last 3 months. Knowing this information can help indicate your risk of pre-diabetes and diabetes.

CRP (high sensitivity)

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A CRP test checks for acute or chronic inflammation — a strong risk factor for heart disease. A raised CRP level is also linked to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and some cancers.

Liver function

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High cholesterol might increase your risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This is when fat builds up around your liver, causing inflammation. This test checks your liver function, signs of inflammation, and damage.

Collection method

Your test kit contains everything you need to collect your sample at home. Our instructions will guide you through it.

How it works

Thriva kit

Do your test

Your kit arrives in 1-2 days. Find out how to collect your sample at home. You’ll need to fill 2 tubes for this test — around 10 drops of blood.

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Get results in 48 hours

Free post your sample to our lab and get your results in 48 hours. Access your GP-reviewed report in your results dashboard.

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Our doctors give you evidence-based tips to help you improve or maintain your vitamin levels. And you can access articles, podcasts, and recipes.

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How does your subscription work?

Your cholesterol blood test arrives every 3 months. You can change your subscription and how often you’d like a test on your account dashboard. We’ll remind you that payment is due 3 days before your kit arrives. And you can pause, change, or cancel at any time.

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Data protection

Your data is in safe hands. We use the latest encryption technologies and take our Data Protection obligations seriously.

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What's included in your home testing kit?

our Thriva test kit includes:

- collection tube(s)

- plaster x 2

- return form x 1

- alcohol swab x 1

- lancet x 3

- prepaid envelope x 1

- cleansing wipe x 1

- collection tube label(s)

- protective plastic case x 1

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How to collect your sample at home

Learn how to collect your finger-prick blood sample at home by following our instructions. You can access these on the app too. It takes around 30 minutes to complete the process at home.

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Will a GP write your report?

Our doctors review your blood test results and upload a detailed report to your account dashboard. They also give you advice to help support your health or manage an existing condition.

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How long does it take to get your results?

Understanding your health should be quick and easy. That’s why our doctors share your results within 48 hours. And you can access your data at any time.

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How do you know when your results are ready?

We’ll email or text you to let you know your blood samples have been received, processed, and are ready to view on your results dashboard.

What else do you get?

Get a personalised health plan to improve, maintain, or develop healthy habits. Access on your dashboard.

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