Total cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. There are two types of cholesterol: LDL cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) and HDL cholesterol (high density lipoprotein). LDL cholesterol, also known as "bad cholesterol", can build up in the arteries and cause heart disease if there is too much of it. HDL cholesterol, or "good cholesterol", on the other hand, helps transport LDL cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver where it can be broken down. If you want to know your exact values of LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol, you need to add these to the shopping cart as well. The total cholesterol value does not give specific answers divided into LDL and HDL cholesterol.
It is important to have a good total cholesterol value because high levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The cholesterol test is important for those who want to gain insight into your cholesterol levels to see if you have high cholesterol or are at a good level. To gain deeper insight into your cholesterol levels, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, LDL-carb/HDL-carb ratio and triglycerides are analyzed.
Lipids (blood fats) consist of fats or biological material that cannot be dissolved in water.
It is important that you follow the specific instructions regarding fasting, time of sampling and any medications before you leave your sample. If there are specific indications for your test, you will find them above in the yellow information box. If you follow the steps below, you will be well prepared regardless of which test your sampling is for:
The referral is available digitally at the sampling unit. Here you can read our guidelines for leaving samples.
Master your health - three easy steps
Choose a health check or create your own by adding optional health tests to your cart. An e-referral is created and sent digitally to the sampling unit you have chosen.
Immediately after completing the purchase and receiving the order confirmation, you can leave samples at the selected reception. Your referral is valid for 5 months.
You will receive your test answers within 1-5 working days. The test results are displayed continuously after each completed analysis. When all the test results have been reported, you will receive an overall assessment by a doctor - valid when purchasing a health check.
With us you always get:
To offer you the highest possible quality and service we collaborate with accredited laboratories and trained healthcare personnel.
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Our vision is that as many people as possible should have the opportunity to improve their health. That's why we always strive to keep prices low.
Your needs – your choice
With us, you can always choose freely among all our health markers and design your own personal health check based on your needs.
Quick test results – reviewed by doctors
Within 1-5 working days you will receive your test results, these are reviewed and assessed by a doctor. In the event of significantly deviating test answers, you will be called. You can also make an appointment with a doctor for a personal review.
Put the health tests or health checks you want to buy in the shopping cart then go to checkout and choose the payment option that suits you. After completed payment you will receive an order confirmation and your referral will be sent electronically to the sampling unit you have chosen and will be ready for your visit.Read more
We collaborate with Sweden's leading laboratories, Unilabs, Karolinska and Synlab, as well as sampling clinics at Encia so that you as a customer get the highest possible quality. This is where you go for sampling performed by their experienced staff. The analysis is performed by authorized personnel at Unilabs, Synlab and Karolinska.Read more
To create your own referral select the specific markers you want to test for in the shopping cart. When you complete your purchase, a separate referral is created based on your choices.Read more
It usually takes 1-5 working days to get your test results, these are sent to you continuously as the analysis is done. The doctors comment will appear in the final report when all test results have been received.Read more