HOME TEST KIT

Cholesterol Home Test

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Comprehensive Cholesterol Tests

Looking for fast health insights without the hassle of appointments? Webdoctor.ie’s range of health tests will provide you with quick and confidential results.

Individual Test Kit

Combined Test Kit Options

Cholesterol Test

€75

Order a Cholesterol Test Kit to monitor your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Cholesterol &
PSA Test

€110

Conduct a deeper check on your health & order a PSA as well as a Cholesterol test together.

Cholesterol &
Liver Test

€110

Take a comprehensive look at your health with a Cholesterol & Liver Function test kit.

Cholesterol &
Thyroid Test

€110

Examine your health thoroughly with a Cholesterol & Thyroid test kit.

Cholesterol,
Thyroid, & Kidney
Test

€125

Get a more complete picture of your health with a Cholesterol, Kidney & Thyroid test kit.

Individual Test Kit

Cholesterol Test

€75

Order a Cholesterol Test Kit to monitor your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Combined Test Kit Options

Cholesterol & PSA Test

€110

Conduct a deeper check on your health & order a PSA as well as a Cholesterol test together.

Cholesterol & Liver Test

€110

Take a comprehensive look at your health with a Cholesterol & Liver Function test kit.

Cholesterol & Thyroid Test

€110

Examine your health thoroughly with a Cholesterol & Thyroid test kit.

Cholesterol, Thyroid, & Kidney Test

€125

Get a more complete picture of your health with a Cholesterol, Kidney & Thyroid test kit.

How It Works

Using a smartphone, tablet or laptop you can order a Home Test Kit in a matter of minutes. Simply fill out a brief questionnaire and we’ll deliver your Home Test Kit to your door.

Step 1

Online Questionnaire

Answer a short clinical questionnaire and we will send you a discreetly packaged Home Test Kit.

Step 2

Collect Sample

When your Home Test Kit arrives, it will include easy-to-follow instructions. Take your sample, label it, and return it to us as directed.

Step 3

Receive Results

Our laboratory partner processes your samples and we share the results via your Online Patient Portal. We’ll email you when they’re ready.

Step 4

Get Treatment

If your results are positive, our clinical team may call you to discuss treatment options and next steps.

Important Medical Information

What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. It is made in the liver and is also found in many foods. It is essential for the normal functioning of your body.

However, if you have too much cholesterol in your blood, this can cause some potentially serious health problems including heart disease and stroke.

Who is the Cholesterol Home Test Suitable For?
Cholesterol tests are suitable for:

  • Anyone over the age of 18
Who is the Cholesterol Home Test Recommended For?
The cholesterol home test is recommended you if:

  • Are over 40 years of age
  • Have risk factors for cardiovascular disease
    • Obesity
    • Smoking
    • High blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Family history of heart disease or high cholesterol
  • Have a cardiovascular disease and you want to monitor your cholesterol:
    • Heart disease
    • Stroke
    • Peripheral vascular disease
Why Should I Get my Cholesterol Tested?
50% or more of all deaths in Ireland are caused by heart disease and stroke.

This test will determine how much of each type of lipid (cholesterol and triglycerides) are present and help to assess your risk associated of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke). Taking action early can help ensure a healthier future.

This test measures four types of lipids (fats) in your blood:

  1. Total cholesterol
  2. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), also known as “good cholesterol”
  3. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), also known as “bad cholesterol”
  4. Triglycerides

Elevated levels of LDL are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, while triglycerides are typically elevated in diabetic and obese individuals. Excessive alcohol and sugar intake can contribute to increased triglycerides and heart disease.

What Other Factors Can Increase Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?
Cholesterol is just one (important) part of the bigger picture. Other risk factors include:

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Being physically inactive or not getting enough exercise
  • High blood pressure
  • Family history of heart disease
How Can I Reduce my Cholesterol Levels?
Fortunately, elevated levels of these blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides) can be lowered by lifestyle changes (diet and exercise). In some cases, these changes will not be enough, especially if there is a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol and medication may be necessary.

Your risk of getting these illnesses can be reduced by monitoring your levels and taking action to maintain healthy levels.

Here are some tips to help to reduce cholesterol levels:

Eat Healthier Foods

  • Try to eat more monounsaturated fats
    • Monounsaturated fats (e.g., avocados, nuts) lower LDL (bad cholesterol) while raising HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Try to include more polyunsaturated fats in your diet
    • All polyunsaturated fats are good for your heart health and may lower your risk of developing diabetes. Omega-3 is a type of polyunsaturated fat that has many added heart benefits
  • Avoid trans fats
    • Foods using “partially hydrogenated” oil contain trans fats and are harmful, even if the label indicates the product contains “0 grams of trans fat per serving
  • Increase soluble fibre in the diet
    • Soluble fibre can help to lower cholesterol absorption in the bloodstream. Oats, kidney beans, Brussels sprouts, apples, and pears all contain soluble fibre

Exercise & Maintain a Healthy Weight

  • Increase exercise or physical activity
    • Any type of exercise may improve cholesterol levels and promote heart health. The longer and more intense the exercise, the greater the benefit
    • Regular exercise will help you to maintain a healthy weight. which in turn, will help to decrease LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol)

Reduce Alcohol Consumption

  • Take alcohol in moderation
    • Excessive alcohol consumption raises the risk of heart disease and affects the liver

Avoid Smoking or Using Vapes

  • Stop or reduce the usage of tobacco products
    • Smoking has been shown to raise LDL (bad cholesterol), lower HDL (good cholesterol), and impair the body’s ability to transport cholesterol back to the liver for storage or breakdown
Are There Symptoms Associated with High Cholesterol?
In general, there are no symptoms of high cholesterol. Only a blood test can identify if your levels are high.
What Should I Do If My Cholesterol Levels Are High?
This will depend on your age and what your other risk factors are. The interpretation of results will vary depending on a person’s individual circumstances. We will send you a message with your result to give you some advice.
How Do I Get My Results?
To protect your privacy, we will share your test results with you via your secure Webdoctor.ie Online Patient Portal. This is completely confidential and you can review your results at a time and place that suits you.

To view your results, simply log into your personal account using the “Login” button at the top of this page. Once you have entered your details, you will find your results and details of your previous treatments.

How Long Will It Take to Receive My Results?
It takes An Post up to 3 business days to deliver your home test to our partner lab for analysis. Once the lab receives the sample, it can take up to 5 business days to process the results and send them back to our doctors for review. We usually send the results to your secure patient portal the same day we receive them.

Why Choose Webdoctor.ie?

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Confidential

The same doctor-patient confidentiality exists as in a regular face-to-face consultation, so you’ll be in good hands.

Caring

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Convenience

From the comfort of home, avail of instant access to medical expertise, including evenings & weekends.

Value

Affordable healthcare with prescriptions costing just €25 and video consultations starting from €35.

Irish

Webdoctor.ie is an Irish-based healthcare provider that has carried out over 100,000 patient consultations.

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