Baseline cholesterol blood test

Get insights into your cholesterol levels with this blood test. Tests for 8 biomarkers including LDL, HDL, triglycerides and cholesterol ratios.

Track your progress with a subscription:

  • See your results change over time with trend charts
  • Make lifestyle changes and see how they improve your health
  • Change what you're testing, pause or cancel anytime


  • Free delivery
  • Test arrives in 2-4 working days

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How can a cholesterol blood test help you?

This test gives you a detailed look at the fats in your blood - your cholesterol (including LDL and HDL) and triglyceride levels. There are no symptoms of high cholesterol, so you can only get insight into your cholesterol levels with a blood test.

When high cholesterol goes unchecked, it can affect your heart health. We recommend measuring your cholesterol every 3 months if you have high cholesterol.

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

Upgrade your test

For more detailed insights into your heart disease risk, check out our Advanced Cholesterol Blood Test

What's covered in this blood test?

Cholesterol (Lipid profile)

Learn more

A cholesterol test, sometimes called a lipid profile test, will look at the different types of fats in your blood. This includes different types of cholesterol as well as triglycerides.

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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Fast, accurate results

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

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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


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.


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.


How long does it take to get your results?

Our doctors aim to upload your results report to your account dashboard within 48 hours from the lab receiving your sample. Tests containing Omega-3 & 6 have a 10-day turnaround time after posting your sample.


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.