Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Test

Cholesterol Test

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Does your heart always pound heavily and your blood pressure rise for no apparent reason? This could be the result of high 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, and blood begins to clot. Over time, blood thickening and artery constriction together increase your risk of heart attack and high blood pressure. HDL is called the “good” cholesterol because it carries LDL cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver. In other words, the liver removes the LDL cholesterol from your body. This helps keep the blood vessels clean. High HDL levels reduce the risk of 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 sample collection kit that will measure the relevant blood lipid values if an increased risk for arteriosclerosis is suspected. The test determines your total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides as well as the LDL/HDL ratio. The process is pain-free and can be done easily from home. Your blood sample will be analyzed in vitro in a CLIA-certified partner lab. Cannot be sold to those states NY, NJ, RI, or MD