HDL-cholesterol is a lipoprotein and is also usually called the "good" cholesterol. HDL-cholesterol takes excess cholesterol back to the liver where it is burned, which results in reduced fat deposits in the blood vessels.
HDL cholesterol is a risk marker for cardiovascular disease. By measuring HDL cholesterol, you gain insight into your values.
This is how it works: The test is a blood test that is carried out at the selected sampling unit.
Sample response: You normally have a response within 6 banking days after taking the sample. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test results, you will receive a report in Swedish about your values and the doctor's comment.
Remember: Bring valid identification with you when taking the sample.
HDL-cholesterol is a lipoprotein that is also usually called the "good" cholesterol. This is because HDL cholesterol has anti-inflammatory properties as well as the task of transporting cholesterol that is not needed to the liver for burning. This reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
A combination with many LDL particles and few HDL particles in the blood is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
High HDL cholesterol can be seen with regular alcohol intake or treatment with estrogens, antiepileptics and bronchodilators.
A low HDL-cholesterol value occurs in, for example, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, liver diseases, kidney diseases and obesity.
HDL values that mean an increased risk of cardiovascular disease are
The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.