Triglycerides are the main type of fat (or lipid) found in your blood. They are made from the breakdown of dietary fats and carbohydrates. Triglycerides are an important source of energy; however, high levels of triglycerides can increase your risk of heart disease.
Low-density Cholesterol (LDL)
LDL cholesterol refers to the cholesterol that is packaged within low-density lipoprotein particles. It is considered “bad” cholesterol because LDL deposits excess cholesterol in blood vessel walls, where it accumulates, leading to hardening of the arteries, atherosclerosis, and blood clots. LDL cholesterol levels are often considered the best predictor of your risk of heart disease.
High-density cholesterol (HDL)
HDL cholesterol is often considered “good” cholesterol. HDL cholesterol refers to the cholesterol packaged within high-density lipoprotein particles. HDL collects cholesterol from around the body and delivers it to the liver for recycling or removal. Elevated HDL levels are considered to offer protection from cardiovascular disease.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is essential for cellular function. However, high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen. It can be bound by glucose to produce glycated hemoglobin or Hb1Ac. As the lifespan of a red blood cells is around 3 months, detecting the levels of Hb1Ac can give an indication of blood sugar levels in this timeframe.
The c-reactive protein (CRP) is released by the liver in response to inflammation, which can result from a wide range of conditions including infections, cancer and underlying inflammatory diseases. This test can be used to determine the presence of inflammation without having to identify the cause or location. Elevated CRP levels may be indicative of an active infection, such as a bacterial infection or a flare-up associated with a long-term inflammatory disease.
You should consider this test if you are
- Has a family history of heart disease
- Suffer from type 2 diabetes
- A frequent smoker or drinking
- Do not engage in regular physical activity
Prevention is key to mitigating cardiovascular disease. Make the choice to monitor and stay healthy with this test.
This test allows you to monitor your cardiovascular health from the comfort of your own home by detecting cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL “good” cholesterol and LDL “bad” cholesterol levels in your blood.
This test must be taken first thing in the morning and returned to the lab the same day.
HOW IT WORKS
Order your test.
Choose the test that matches your need from our large array of tests. The kit will be delivered to your door step. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home.
Collect your sample.
Register and activate your test. Collect your sample first thing in the morning. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.
Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.
Details and FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we usually get. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
Activation links your test kit to your account. All test kits must be activated before samples are processed.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
Therizon laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 17025 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.