Most tests require a small blood sample, but some require a urine dipstick test. For all services, we ask that you make an appointment with our pharmacist for the screening service you require. At this appointment, you will be asked a few health screening questions to make sure the test is appropriate for you an to offer you the best advice for your health. You will be given information about the test, how it works and asked to sign a consent form
The results will be available, usually within a few minutes, and professional advice will be on hand to explain the results, their meaning and if treatment or follow up is recommended.
All tests and results are entirely confidential, and no information is passed on without your explicit consent.
An estimated two out of three adults over the age of 35 have raised cholesterol levels.
Adults should check their cholesterol levels regularly, but if raised cholesterol and/or heart disease runs in the family a more frequent rate of assessment and review should be considered at a younger age.
A finger prick blood sample produces a result in just a few minutes. If desired, a more sophisticated testing strip can be used which gives a breakdown of your cholesterol level to give HDL, LDL and triglyceride readings.