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Heart disease risk tracker

£ 69.99

A comprehensive analysis of your cholesterol and inflammation levels to provide a deeper understanding of your risk of developing heart disease.

Heart disease risk tracker

Tests Included

Cholesterol Status

Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) that is found within the blood. After a meal, the body converts any calories it doesn't need to use right away into triglycerides. These are then transported to cells where they are stored as fat. Later, the production of hormones can stimulate the release of triglycerides which can be used for energy between meals. The regular overconsumption of greater than those burned may result in hypertriglyceridemia, a condition in which the level of triglycerides are elevated. This can be a risk factor for microvascular disease which affects the tiny blood vessels around the heart. 
Cholesterol is an essential body fat (lipid) that is predominantly derived from the foods we consume, though, is also produced by the liver. Cholesterol is an important component of cell membranes and is also a precursor molecule to a variety of essential hormones. Individuals with high levels of cholesterol in the body are at a significantly increased risk for developing heart disease. However, total cholesterol is a sum of both good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol therefore, it is necessary to investigate whether the rise in total cholesterol is caused by a high proportion of HDL or LDL as HDL can in fact exhibit protective effects against heart disease.
HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol is often referred to as the "good" cholesterol due to its ability to pick up other forms of excess cholesterol present in the blood and transport this back to the liver where it is broken down and removed from the body. Individuals with increased levels of HDL cholesterol have been found to be associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease.
LDL cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) also known as the "bad" cholesterol is responsible for transporting triglycerides, other fats and other cholesterol to a variety of tissues located throughout the body. Excessive amounts of LDL in the body as a result of the overconsumption of certain foods, can result in fatty deposits accumulating on the walls of the artery. This can subsequently result in the development of atherosclerosis and is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. 
Measurements of Non-HDL cholesterol are important in establishing the total amount of cholesterol present in the blood that serve a non-protective role for the body and are potentially harmful. The value is calculated by subtracting an individuals HDL cholesterol result from the value of total cholesterol. As the value includes a total of all the forms of potentially damaging cholesterol and not just LDL alone, it is considered to be a greater biomarker for cardiovascular risk.
HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol is often referred to as the "good" cholesterol due to its ability to pick up other forms of excess cholesterol present in the blood and transport this back to the liver where it is broken down and removed from the body. Individuals with increased levels of HDL cholesterol have been found to be associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease.

Inflammation Marker

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein that increases in response to inflammation detected within the body - though it cannot be used to identify the exact location of where this inflammation is occurring. On the other hand, high Sensitivity CRP (CRP-hs) is used to detect low-level inflammation and can give more of an indication of the location of the inflammation as this type has been found to be associated with damaged blood vessels. Damage to blood vessels can increase an individuals likelihood of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Therefore, an elevated hs-CRP may be considered a risk factor for cardio-vascular disease.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

About this test

Your risk of developing of heart disease is controlled by many factors that may be genetic or linked to your lifestyle. Consuming a diet high in fatty foods can increase the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood which can increase your risk of developing heart disease.

Although you may have little control over your genetic risk, lifestyle factors such as improving your diet and the level of exercise you do is something you do have control over. Our heart disease risk tracker helps you pinpoint where you are in regards to your risk of developing heart disease. This may place you in a better position to make goals for yourself and allow you to track your efforts in reducing this risk through lifestyle changes and interval testing.

We offer a comprehensive cholesterol profile, breaking down your levels of the good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol. Further to this, we assess your levels of triglycerides as this can give an indication of the amounts of fat in your blood. Lastly, we test for the inflammation marker; high Sensitivity C Reactive Protein, as elevated levels of h-CRP have been associated with inflamed arteries further increasing your risk of developing heart disease.

This test if perfect for you if:

  • You would like to assess your risk of developing heart disease
  • Heart disease runs within your family
  • You lead a lifestyle you believe may put you at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular issues

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