Lipid Profile Test

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Lipid Profile Test

What are lipids?

Lipids and lipoproteins are a group of fats or fat-protein substances that are important cell components, as well as being sources of energy. The Better2Know Your Body Lipid Profile is a screening test that includes a panel of tests for high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), triglycerides and total cholesterol.

Whilst lipids are essential to life, a correct level and ratio of certain lipoproteins and cholesterol is essential for cardiovascular health and the prevention of heart disease and stroke. Risk factors that indicate an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease include obesity, high blood pressure, family history of heart disease, diabetes, diagnosed heart conditions or a previous heart attack. Where these risk factors are present it is even more critical to manage your Lipid Profile.

Why should I consider a Lipid Profile test?

If you have any of the risk factors above or are worried about your long term cardiovascular health, then a Better2Know Your Body Lipid Profile home test will help you. By understanding your risks, you can take preventative measures to improve your cardiovascular health.

What is the Better2Know Your Body home testing process?

Better2Know Your Body’s Lipid Profile home testing kit will contain a pathology form, a postage paid return envelope, a gold-topped blood collection tube, three finger prick lancets and sterilised wipes. One of our expert advisors will email you with a set of sample collection instructions. Once you have taken your blood sample, please use the free-to-return envelope provided to send it for analysis at Better2Know Your Body’s fully certified, UK laboratory.

When will my home testing kit arrive?

If you purchase Better2Know Your Body’s Lipid Profile home testing kit before 4pm, Monday to Friday, then we will dispatch your order on the very same day.

How will I receive my test results?

You will receive your results as early as one working day after our CPA accredited laboratory has received your sample. Your confidential results will be reported by a Better2Know Your Body advisor as soon as they become available. Your advisor will contact you personally by email. You can also use Better2Know Your Body’s secure, online patient area to view your results at any time. Simply log in with the details we will provide upon processing your order.

What should I do with my results?

Better2Know Your Body’s Lipid Profile home test will give you a good idea as to the level and ratio of important agents within your blood. If you have abnormal results, then you could be at risk of heart disease and should speak to a doctor. Better2Know Your Body can organise a a consultation with one of our private doctors nationwide. Your doctor will discuss your results in more detail and offer advice on treatment options, and/or lifestyle changes.

How can I order my home test?

To order your Lipid Profile home test with Better2Know Your Body today, simply select the blue, ‘Add to Basket’ button now and proceed to the checkout page. Our range of health tests are also available at private clinics throughout the UK. Better2Know Your Body’s experienced advisors will be able to help you choose the testing option most suited to your personal needs. They are available 24/7 for your convenience, you can telephone them now on the number displayed at the top of the page.

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.

FAQs

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 if I do not want to pay by card?

Our payment reference on your card will show up as "health screen" so it will not link your purchase to Better2Know. If you do not want to pay by card then we can also accept PayPal and cash. Please call our Patient Services Team to arrange payment.

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.