Diabetes and Heart Test
To help identify or manage diabetes & provide insight into your cardiovascular health.
Easy at-home test to check your cholesterol levels and help identify or monitor diabetes.
- LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein),
- HDL % of Total Cholesterol,
- % of Hemoglobin A1c,
- HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) and
- Total Triglycerides
Hba1c, or A1c, measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months. This test is used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes and helps those with diabetes manage their condition.
Triglycerides are one of the most common fats found in the body. When you regularly consume more calories than you burn, your body converts these excess calories into triglycerides and they are stored in your body as fat.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all cells in your body. Your body needs small amounts for many reasons; from helping to make vitamin D to digesting fats. However, high levels can increase your risk of heart disease so it’s important to get the right balance.
LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)
Known as “bad cholesterol”, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) usually makes up most of the cholesterol in your body. When your body has too much LDL cholesterol, it can build up in the walls of your blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
HDL % of Total Cholesterol
The HDL % of total cholesterol refers to the amount of “good cholesterol” in the body, compared to the total amount of cholesterol. The higher this percentage, the better.
HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)
Typically referred to as “good cholesterol”, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) helps to remove “bad cholesterol” from your bloodstream and send it back to the liver. Higher levels of HDL are considered a good thing.