Cholesterol Testing London
Cholesterol is a fat found in the body that plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health. Excessive cholesterol, however, can pose serious health risks, including the development of conditions like heart disease.
Detecting high cholesterol levels is not something that can be left to chance. Unlike some health conditions that exhibit clear symptoms, high cholesterol often operates in the shadows, without causing any noticeable signs. This is where cholesterol testing comes into play.
The medical professionals at Private Medical Clinic emphasise the significance of cholesterol testing as a proactive measure to assess your heart health.
Rapid Cholesterol Analysis
Accurate Results, Swiftly Delivered
Personalised Heart Health Score
Next Day Results
We offer a full range of diagnostic and screening tests to pick up on a wide range of health concerns, including blood, urine, stool tests, x-rays and scans. We provide health checkups for your peace of mind.
Blood Tests & Investigations
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol, a waxy substance found in your blood, plays a pivotal role in building healthy cells. However, an excess of cholesterol can be detrimental, particularly when it comes to your cardiovascular health. High cholesterol levels can gradually lead to the accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries, narrowing them and potentially restricting blood flow. This buildup increases the risk of heart diseases, heart attacks, and strokes. At Private Medical Clinic, we prioritise your well-being, and that’s why understanding your cholesterol levels is a crucial step towards a healthier future.
Who Should Consider a Cholesterol Test?
The question arises: Who should consider a cholesterol test? Your age, weight, and family medical history play essential roles in determining whether you could be at risk. If you’re over 40, overweight, or if high cholesterol or heart problems run in your family, it’s advisable to consult your GP or visit our pharmacy for a cholesterol test. Your well-being is our concern, and we’re here to guide you through this process.
Types of Cholesterol Testing
At Private Medical Clinic, we offer two primary methods of cholesterol testing:
The blood test involves a simple procedure where a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm using a needle. This blood sample is then sent to our advanced laboratory, where your cholesterol levels are meticulously analysed. Typically, you’ll receive your results within a few days, providing you with crucial insights into your heart health. In some cases, you might be asked to fast for up to 12 hours before the test, although this requirement may vary.
For individuals over 40, the finger-prick test presents a convenient option. This test is quick and painless: a drop of blood from your finger is placed on a specialised paper strip, which is then inserted into a machine for rapid cholesterol assessment. Within minutes, you’ll have valuable information about your cholesterol levels, allowing us to take the necessary steps towards safeguarding your heart health.
Taking Control of Your Heart Health
Discovering elevated cholesterol levels is not a cause for alarm; it’s an opportunity for action. At Private Medical Clinic, our dedicated team of doctors and nurses is committed to working alongside you. If your cholesterol levels are high, we’ll provide personalised guidance on adopting lifestyle changes, such as dietary adjustments and exercise routines. In some cases, medication might be recommended to help you achieve optimal cholesterol levels.
Assessing Your Risk
In addition to cholesterol levels, our medical professionals take a holistic approach to assess your risk of heart attack or stroke over the next decade. This assessment considers various factors, including blood pressure, height, weight, age, sex, and ethnicity. We believe in providing you with a comprehensive picture of your heart health, enabling you to make informed decisions.
Basic Screen (Full Blood Count, Kidney & Liver Tests, Bone Screen, Cholesterol and Thyroid)
Full Screen (Basic + Sugar, Iron, Vitamin B12/Folate, Vitamin D, Testosterone, Male/Female Hormones and Cancer Markers)
Other Blood Tests
Blood Group (ABO)
QHCG Pregnancy (Blood) Test
Booking your health screening or check-up appointment with Private Medical Clinic is easy. Simply select a date and time from our online calendar, or give us a call to schedule your appointment. Our team will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
Our health check packages include a full consultation with a GP, lifestyle guidance, and comprehensive healthcare advice. We also provide a detailed report for you to take home, which includes the results of your health check and any recommendations for further treatment or lifestyle changes.
At Private Medical Clinic, we understand the importance of convenient and timely access to medication. That’s why we’ve partnered with signatureRx, a highly reputable online prescription provider, to ensure that our patients receive their prescriptions directly to their email.
This service eliminates the need for paper prescriptions and you can pick up your medication from your normal pharmacy. Our doctors will issue your prescription via signatureRx, and you can simply pick up your prescription from any pharmacy.
We currently have clinics located in Birmingham & Sutton Coldfield for easy in-person testing and GP appointments.
We have partnered with a leading medical laboratory to provide next day results for our patients. However, in some cases there may be unforeseen delays. If you are waiting for your results, please contact the clinic directly.
Dr Simon Khela
Consultant Private GP
Dr Simon Khela is an experienced private GP and the medical director of Private Medical Clinic. He has a special interest in lifestyle & functional medicine.
GP with Specialist Interest in Women’s and Sexual Health
Dr Jayawardena is an experienced private GP with specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Naima has a wealth of experience and dedication to providing high-quality patient care with a compassionate approach to nursing.
Shamila’s nursing approach is based on compassion and a sincere desire to improve the lives of others. She is motivated to care for patients’ needs.