• Product Description
  • How it works
  • FAQs

Product Description


What is a Cholesterol test?

A cholesterol test is a blood test that measures the amount of cholesterol in your blood. High cholesterol can lead to the build-up of fatty deposits in your blood vessels that can make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. A cholesterol test can help spot early signs of problems like heart disease and diabetes.

Why consider a Cholesterol test?

High cholesterol can lead to heart attacks and strokes and does not usually have any signs or symptoms. It can be caused by your genes as well as your lifestyle, for example, if other people in your family have had high cholesterol or if you are a smoker or overweight.

How does this test work?

Your kit contains everything needed to collect your blood sample. Once your blood sample has been taken, simply put it in the postage-paid return envelope to send to our fully accredited UK laboratory for fast and accurate analysis. Your results will be ready within just one working day after we receive your sample.

What tests will you run on my sample?

The Cholesterol test uses a blood sample to test for the following:

  • Cholesterol levels. This is a sum of your blood's cholesterol content.

When will my test kit arrive?

If you order your Cholesterol test kit before 4pm, Monday to Friday, Better2Know will send your kit by first class post on the very same day. Your test kit should arrive the next working day, or the day after, depending on where you are located.

How will I receive my test results?

Your confidential Cholesterol test results will be ready within one working day after your sample has arrived at our certified laboratory. You can access your results online by logging into your secure patient area on our website at any time. A member of our Patient Services team will contact you when all your results are ready.

What should I do with my results?

If your tests show elevated levels of Cholesterol, you should see a doctor to discuss your results. Better2Know can arrange private doctor consultations nationwide through our network of skilled doctors based across the country. You can also take your results to your own GP if you prefer.

How can I order my test?

You can order your Cholesterol Test now by selecting the ‘Add to Basket’ button. To buy this test over the phone, simply call Better2Know on the number above. A member of our Patient Services team will answer your questions and process your order.

Better2Know provides a wide range of health tests and screens throughout the UK. Our friendly and highly trained team are available 24/7 for your convenience.

Quick Facts

  • Test: Cholesterol levels
  • Conditions: Heart disease, diabetes
  • Samples: Blood.
  • Accuracy: This test profile will diagnose Cholesterol with 99.9% accuracy.
  • Test Kit: Self test. This test will require you to take your own small finger prick sample.
  • Results Turnaround time: 1 days.
  • Price: £39

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.