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Heart Disease Risk Blood Test
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A heart disease risk blood test can help you to determine your risk for developing heart disease, through the measure of various biomarkers. This information can help you take steps to reduce the risk and protect your health.
- Total Cholesterol
- HDL Cholesterol
- HDL % of total
- LDL Cholesterol
- Non HDL Cholesterol
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Total cholesterol measures the total amount of cholesterol in your blood, including HDL and LDL. Cholesterol is created in the liver and plays an important role in multiple bodily functions such as; creating vitamin D and bile and being the membrane of all of your body's cells. Cholesterol helps to transport fatty acids around through the blood, and can act as a great indicator of your heart health, such as predispositions to cardiovascular issues such as a heart attack and heart disease.
HDL is an abbreviation for high-density lipoprotein and is often referred to as the 'good cholesterol' because of its role in removing other forms of cholesterol from your body. HDL can help to protect your heart and blood vessels due to its anti-inflammatory effect, anti-oxidant properties and its ability to remove excess fat to the liver for processing. Therefore having optimal HDL levels is essential to your health. Our Welzo HDL test will identify your HDL levels and give insight into improvements that need to be made to help boost your HDL levels.
LDL or Low-density lipoprotein helps the body transport fat such as Triglycerides. However, LDL is often referred to as the 'bad' cholesterol because when your LDL levels are elevated, you face an increased risk of cardiovascular issues. These include heart attack and heart disease. This occurs as LDL can lead to fatty deposits accruing in the artery walls leading to atherosclerosis.
To check inflammation levels, we conducted an advanced CRP evaluation. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood which increases in response to inflammation. CRP is produced by the liver in response to inflammation. It is a biomarker of inflammation that is strongly associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack and stroke. High levels of CRP are found in people with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and in people who have had a recent heart attack or stroke. CRP is not a specific marker for any one disease, but it is a valuable indicator of inflammation.
Triglycerides are a blood fat playing an essential part in the healthy function of your body. Triglycerides are the body's primary storage method for fat and can be used as an energy source. Triglycerides are created in the liver, and while they are essential for energy and fat storage, having elevated levels of triglycerides can lead to cardiovascular issues. Therefore it is crucial to monitor your triglycerides when checking overall cholesterol levels.
Total Cholesterol: HDL %
HDL, high-density lipoprotein) percentage of total calculates the amount of HDL you have compared to your total cholesterol level. This specific test biomarker assesses your cardiovascular risk by calculating the total amount of 'good' vs 'bad' and total cholesterol you have in your blood. Doctors and heart disease assessment calculators use this % of the total to evaluate your overall cardiovascular health.
While we are individually measuring your HDL and LDL levels in this test, we will also carry out a non-HDL cholesterol check. This essentially includes all harmful cholesterol in your blood sample and is considered a primary indicator and risk assessment tool for cardiovascular health. Non-HDL levels should generally be below 4mmol/L. HDL and LDL levels can then be monitored to evaluate how any implementation of diet and lifestyle changes impacts your individual cholesterol levels, helping you to optimise your lifestyle based on your biomarkers.
Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?
The Heart Disease Risk Blood Test is suitable for individuals with one or more of the following conditions:
1. High Blood Pressure
2. Cardiovascular history
3. High Cholesterol
5. Stressful Lifestyle
Why take a test?
The Heart Disease Risk Blood test will assess your heart health. It also checks for any factors that may directly have an impact on your heart health such as cholesterol levels and inflammation caused due to illness or infection. If you have a history of heart disease that runs in the family, it is likely you could be affected. Take a simple finger-prick blood test and find out.
Experts Opinion on Heart Disease Tests
"Heart disease is very common and can be caused by many reasons. This panel monitors cholesterol levels and hs-CRP (High sensitivity CRP), a blood marker shown to be a risk factor for heart disease. This test can sensitively pick up if there is an inflammatory issue within the blood vessels, even at low levels."
How to take a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test Test
Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.
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Heart Disease Risk Blood Test Information
Specification of Heart Disease Risk Blood Test
- Test name: Heart Disease Risk Blood Test
- Also known as & related tests: Cardiovascular risk assessment
- Test tube: SST (Gold microtainer)
- Brand: Welzo
- Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
- Lab test ranges:
- Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
- Location of Lab: United Kingdom
What is a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test?
A Heart Disease Risk Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The Heart Disease Risk Blood Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.
What does a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test for?
A Heart Disease Risk Blood Test tests for the following:.
What are the benefits of a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test?
Checking your health through the use of Heart Disease Risk Blood Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.
Can a GP review my Heart Disease Risk Blood Test?
Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the Heart Disease Risk Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your Heart Disease Risk Blood Test.
Are Heart Disease Risk Blood Tests available on the NHS?
The NHS offers Heart Disease Risk Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.
Heart Disease Risk Blood Test Kit and Ordering
How can a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test be ordered?
A Heart Disease Risk Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the Heart Disease Risk Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.
What is included in the Heart Disease Risk Blood Test test kit?
The Heart Disease Risk Blood Test contains the following items in the test kit:
- 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
- 1 x Free Return Label
- 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
- 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
- SST (Gold microtainer)
Heart Disease Risk Blood Test Biomarkers and Results
What biomarkers are tested for in a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test?
The Heart Disease Risk Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers:
What are the results ranges for a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test?
Heart Disease Risk Blood Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your Heart Disease Risk Blood Test.
What is a normal test range for Heart Disease Risk Blood Test?
The Heart Disease Risk Blood Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.
Heart Disease Risk Blood Test Procedure and Timing
When should a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test be taken?
It is best to take a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test first thing in the morning.
How long does a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test take?
The typical turnaround for a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.
Are there any special preparations required before taking the Heart Disease Risk Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?
We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the Heart Disease Risk Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.
What is the best time to post my Heart Disease Risk Blood Test?
The best time to return your Heart Disease Risk Blood Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.
What sample is required for a Heart Disease Risk Blood Test?
The Heart Disease Risk Blood Test requires a capillary blood sample using a SST (Gold microtainer) that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.
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