Is your heart always pounding heavily and your blood pressure rising although nothing is going on? This might be 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 constriction 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 total cholesterol/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 diagnostic laboratory. Receive your result within 2-3 business days after the sample has arrived in the laboratory.
Determine your cholesterol level conveniently at home
Quick: Only takes a few minutes
Pain-free and easy to perform at home
No doctor's appointment necessary
Detailed results report
Phone hotline with experts
Free analysis in the specialized diagnostic laboratory within days
Your personal test results
As soon as your sample has been evaluated, you will be able to view your individual results report in the my cerascreen® mobile app or our secure online customer area where you can also print the report.
Result of laboratory analysis: Find out if your cholesterol and triglyceride levels are within the green range.
Individualised practical recommendations: Learn how you can change your LDL cholesterol by changing your lifestyle.
Important health information: Read about what blood lipids are and how they are related to arteriosclerosis.
Free health advise
Do you still have questions about your test results? We offer free heatlh advice from our nutritionist by telephone— in English. During your 15 minute coaching session, our nutrition expert will explain to you not just what your results mean, but also about health in general, test taking, and answer questions about further tests. Further Information can be sent to you by Email upon request. To book our free health advise please follow the link in your results report.
How the Cholesterol Test works
1. Take a blood sample
Using our test kit, you extract a few drops of blood from your fingertip painlessly.
2. Laboratory analysis
Send your sample to our laboratory in the enclosed return envelope. Your sample will be examined in our laboratory.
3. Detailed results report
You will receive your personal results as part of a detailed results report after just a few days.
Certified, reliable and accurate
We focus on delivering trustworthy and accurate results by working with the best accredited and certified laboratories that regularly participate in interlaboratory proficiency testing. Our goal is to always ensure a high level of quality and competency. All our partners are laboratories that provide extensive experience and are trusted as well as utilised by physicians all across Europe. Our setup of using anonymous Test-IDs ensures maximum data protection and privacy.
We use the highest certification standards for quality management:
- ISO 9001
- EN ISO 13485
- Interlaboratory proficiency testing
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
- Pre-addressed and pre-paid return mailing envelope, which you can use to send your blood sample back to the laboratory free of charge using Royal Mail