Your heart is constantly pounding heavily and your blood pressure is rising though nothing is going on? Possibly, this is caused by your cholesterol! Cholesterol is often mentioned as a risk factor for heart and cardiovascular disorders as well as strokes. But there are two types of cholesterol - LDL and HDL:
LDL is the “bad” cholesterol because a high LDL level leads to a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries. Arteries constrict, blood begins to clot. Over time, blood thickening and artery constriction combine to make a heart attack or high blood pressure more likely.
HDL is called the "good" cholesterol because it carries LDL cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver. Your liver then removes the LDL cholesterol from your body. This helps to keep the blood vessels clean. High HDL levels reduce the risk for heart disease -- but low levels increase the risk.
Like cholesterol, triglycerides are a type of fat, or lipid, in your blood. Elevated triglyceride levels can raise your chance of vessel conclusion and heart disease.
The cerascreen® Cholesterol Test is a send-in sampling kit to measure the relevant blood fat values if an increased risk for arteriosclerosis is suspected. The test determines the total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides levels as well as the LDL/HDL ratio. The process is pain-free and can be done easily from home. The sample of human capillary blood is analysed in vitro in the specialised cerascreen® partner diagnosis laboratory.
Determine your cholesterol level conveniently at home
Quick: Only takes a few minutes
Pain-free and easy to perform at home
No stress from a visit to the doctor
Detailed results report
Phone hotline with experts
Free analysis in the specialist diagnostic laboratory within days
Your individual test result
One click to know everything: We present the evaluation of your cerascreen® tests in our online customer area - of course password-protected for maximum security! In your individual expert report, you will learn which substances have a negative effect on your performance and thus restrict you in everyday life.
Note: The referenced values in the report refer to adults.
How the cholesterol test works
1. Blood sample taken
Using our test kit, you can extract a few drops of blood from your finger tip without any pain.
2. Laboratory analysis
Send your sample to our laboratory in the enclosed return bag. Your sample will be examined in our laboratory.
3. Detailed results report
After just a few days you will receive your results in a detailed results report.
Certified laboratory and quality management
At cerascreen®, we have carefully selected trusted laboratory partners, such as DST Diagnostic Systems & Technologies, who have specialised in holistic human diagnostics for over 10 years and are located in Schwerin, Germany. The cerascreen concept is based on the long-standing experience of DST Diagnostic System & Technologies in human diagnostics along with the expertise and advice offered by experienced health specialists across various disciplines throughout Europe.
- DIN EN ISO 13485
- interlaboratory test
The cholesterol test kit consists of
- several pages of illustrated instructions, explaining step by step how a blood sample is taken and how the test is performed
- activation card with test ID for registration
- disinfection cloth, swab, plaster, 2 lancets CE 0344, blood collection tube, transport tubes
- name label
- a return bag, which you can use to send your blood sample free of charge by post to our laboratory