Diabetes and Heart Test€TBC €TBC
Our home Diabetes and Heart Test to help identify, or manage both diabetes or pre-diabetes, as well as giving you an insight into your cardiovascular health.
What does it test for?
- HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)
- LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)
- HDL % of Total Cholesterol
- % of Hemoglobin A1c
Collection methodFinger prick
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Our home diabetes and heart test can help identify pre-diabetes or determine how well a person's diabetes is being controlled following diagnosis. People with diabetes or pre-diabetes are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease. One of the best ways to prevent cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart attack, is to keep your cholesterol at a healthy level. Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood. You need a certain amount to produce hormones, but too much cholesterol sticks to your artery walls, making them narrow. This can reduce the blood supply to your heart and your brain. Early detection will provide for better clinical outcomes and allow you to make positive lifestyle changes.
High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms, so it's important to get your cholesterol levels regularly checked.
Symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes may include:
- Urinating more than ten times a day
- Persistent thirst
- Feeling hungry even though you are eating a recommended calorie intake each day
- Chronic fatigue
- Dry eyes or blurred vision
- Dry mouth or tongue
- Itchy skin
- Unexpected weight loss (type 1 Diabetes)
- Pain or numbness in the hands (type 2 Diabetes)
You should consider taking this test if:
- You have a strong family history of heart infection
- You have a first-degree relative who has suffered a heart attack, cardiac stents, a stroke or has undergone bypass surgery
- You are overweight or obese
- You drink alcohol and smoke frequently
- You lead a sedentary lifestyle
- You suffer from diabetes, kidney infection, polycystic ovary syndrome or an underactive thyroid gland
- You have diabetes type 1 or type 2
- You have a family history of diabetes
- You are presenting with symptoms of diabetes
The sample must be collected fasted, before 10am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day.
Fasting means that you collect the sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your doctor with regards to fasting, particularly if you have an underlying medical condition.
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 you HDL % of total cholesterol, the better.
% of Hemoglobin A1c
The % of Hemoglobin A1c refers to the amount of glycated hemoglobin in the blood. Glycated hemoglobin is red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. An A1c between 5.7-6.4% signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when A1c is over 6.5%
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test 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 team of nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
This test is for anyone seeking to determine their risk of diabetes (pre-diabetes) or cardiovascular infection, or how well their diabetes and/or high cholesterol is being managed, if previously diagnosed.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked sample collection kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test is not activated and linked to you.
LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am in a fasted state and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the sample collection kit. Each of our health tests 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 organisational 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 processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA approved and ISO accredited which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Sample collection kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.