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LetsGetChecked - Cholesterol Blood Spot Test Kit

The LetsGetChecked - Cholesterol Blood Spot Test Kit includes Total Triglycerides, Cholesterol, HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein), LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein), and HDL % of Total Cholesterol, and the Lipoprotein (a). Get 25% off today with our exclusive discount code WALKINLAB.

Test Code: LGC1006

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Specimen Type: Finger Prick


The sample must be collected fasted before 10 am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and returned on the same day. Fasting means that you take the sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your physician with regards to fasting, particularly if you have any medical conditions.

Test Results:

2-5 business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


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What is included in the Cholesterol test offered by LetsGetChecked?

The Cholesterol test offered by LetsGetChecked includes screening for the following:

  • Total cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • LDL cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol
  • HDL % of total cholesterol
  • Lipoprotein (a)


Who is this test suitable for?

This test suits everyone interested in learning more about their cholesterol levels. The CDC recommends that healthy adults should have their cholesterol levels checked every 4 to 6 years. In addition to the biomarkers included in traditional lipid panels, the test offered by LetsGetChecked also includes screening for Lipoprotein (a), providing valuable health insights from the comfort of home.


What is Lp(a)?

Lipoprotein (a) is a type of LDL. These lipoproteins carry cholesterol to the cells in your arteries. 


What does it mean if you are found to have high levels of Lp(a)?

About 20% of the world's population has high levels of Lp(a).  Lp(a) levels are mainly (up to 90%) determined by a person’s genes.  High lipoprotein (a) levels may increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other serious health conditions. However, although elevated levels of Lp(a) may increase the risk of these conditions, it does not guarantee that they will develop. Many other things can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke including:

  • Smoking
  • Being obese
  • Certain medical conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, or high LDL cholesterol
  • Eating an unhealthy diet
  • Not being physically active

Talk to your healthcare provider about steps you can take to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.


How is high Lp(a) managed?

Healthy eating and exercising cannot control lp (a) levels. However, diet and exercise still play an important role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Other important things that can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke include managing conditions such as high LDL cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. If you are found to have high Lp(a) levels, your healthcare provider will be able to provide advice on the next steps.

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