Cholesterol testing to help monitor your cardiovascular health. Collect your sample at home and get online results in 2 to 5 days.
We test for:
LDL Cholesterol and
HDL % of Total Cholesterol
What to know
What to know
When to collect your sample
We'll send you your home sample collection kit* with easy-to-use instructions and video tutorials. The sample must be collected while fasting, in the morning on a Monday - Thursday and returned on the same day.
Fasting means that you take the sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your doctor with regard to fasting, particularly if you have any medical conditions.
Triglycerides are the most common form of fats in the body, Excess calories, alcohol, and sugars in the body are converted to triglycerides and stored in the body as fat.
Cholesterol is a waxy lipid produced in the liver and found in every cell of the body. There are two main types of cholesterol, one is in the form of HDL (high-density cholesterol) and LDL (low-density cholesterol).
HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)
HDL is known as “good cholesterol”. HDL transports excess bad cholesterol to your liver to be expelled from the body.
LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)
LDL is known as “bad cholesterol”. LDL transports cholesterol to various parts of your body. It may build up in the arteries causing them to become hard and narrow.
HDL % of Total Cholesterol
The HDL % of total cholesterol refers to the amount of "good cholesterol" in the body which can combat low-density lipoproteins or "bad cholesterol". The higher your HDL % of total cholesterol, the better.
Who should be tested
Every adult can and should test their cholesterol to understand and monitor their heart health.
"High cholesterol has no symptoms, so many people don't know that their cholesterol is too high." — CDC
Did you know that you likely won’t display any symptoms if you have high cholesterol? The only way to know is to test. 80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable. Testing regularly provides you with the answers you need to track your cholesterol over time, monitor the impact of lifestyle and dietary changes, and help you prevent heart disease.
You could have an increased risk of high cholesterol if:
You have a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol
You are overweight or obese
You drink alcohol and/or smoke frequently
You lead a sedentary lifestyle
Your diet is high in fat and highly processed foods
You suffer from diabetes, kidney disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, inflammatory colon disease, or an underactive thyroid gland
How it works
Collect your sample
Activate your collection kit and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review accurate results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get medical support
Our dedicated clinical team is here to support you and may call you to explain your results and provide guidance on your next steps.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Anyone can test their cholesterol levels to understand and monitor their cardiovascular health. You should consider testing if your mother, father, brother, or sister has ever had a heart attack, undergone bypass surgery, had cardiac stents or had a stroke in the past.
A capillary (finger prick) blood sample is required. This sample is collected from the comfort of your home using the sample collection kit and easy-to-follow instructions provided.
Activating the sample collection kit connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the kit is not activated and linked to you. You should only activate your kit when you are ready to take your sample.
Yes. LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors, nurses, and healthcare clinicians who will review your order and results and have created detailed result breakdowns for your testing journey.
Our clinical team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if your test results are abnormal, you may receive a call to discuss your results and the next steps.
Please ensure that the sample is collected in the morning in a fasted state on a Monday - Thursday and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our kits includes a prepaid delivery envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Keeping your personal data secure is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure security and confidentiality of your information, and only share your information where required to deliver our products and services or where we have a legal basis to do so. All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are analysed with CE-marked tests in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals, and government programs.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA-approved and ISO certified, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Our home sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 certified facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.
We don't accept insurance at this time. We work to keep our tests as affordable as possible and our test costs are generally lower than the costs incurred from a trip to a healthcare provider.