Cholesterol ratio blood test in Glasgow

Get an Cholesterol ratio blood test delivered straight to your door in Glasgow. Track what’s going on inside your body and improve your health.

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What is cholesterol ratio?

Your cholesterol ratio is your total cholesterol level divided by your HDL cholesterol. This is used to help calculate your risk of heart disease.


What is its function?

Your total cholesterol/HDL ratio is another tool used to help calculate your risk of heart disease.


What can cause it to change?

An increase in your LDL cholesterol levels and a decrease in your HDL cholesterol levels cause this ratio to change.

Eating too many foods that are high in cholesterol, saturated fats, and trans fats can increase this ratio. This includes:

  • butter, ghee, and margarine
  • lard
  • fatty meat and processed meat
  • coconut and palm oils

Smoking, lack of exercise, diabetes, and being overweight can also increase it.

Sometimes it could be caused by a genetic disorder called familial hypercholesterolaemia — which prevents your body from removing LDL cholesterol.


What factors within my control could influence it?

There are lots of ways to lower this ratio, including:

  • avoiding foods high in cholesterol, saturated fats, and trans fats
  • avoiding fast food and fried foods
  • eating high-fibre foods, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • eating lean sources of protein, like chicken, fish, and legumes
  • eating oily fish, like salmon and mackerel
  • exercising regularly — this can help raise your HDL “good” cholesterol
  • losing weight if you’re overweight
  • avoiding drinking too much alcohol
  • not smoking

What is Thriva?

We’re a subscription-based health tracking company. With our blood testing kits you can take control of your health and see exactly what’s happening inside your body. Learn what lifestyle really works for you and improve everything from your sleep and energy levels to your heart health.

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Order online and choose how often you’d like a test. We’ll post your kit and it’ll be in your hands the very next day.

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Your kit contains everything you need for your simple finger-prick blood test. When you’re done, use the freepost envelope to send it back.

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Your full results, along with a personalised report from a qualified GP, will be available to access online.

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