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How can I get my cholesterol tested?


The only accurate way to know your cholesterol levels is to have your GP or other health professional take a blood cholesterol test.

 Many pharmacies offer cholesterol tests too, although you might have to pay for them. You can also buy home-testing cholesterol kits from shops or online but these may not be as reliable as a cholesterol test carried out by a health professional. It’s always better to contact your surgery or health centre and arrange a cholesterol test through them.

Don’t forget, if you’re aged 40-74 years, living in England you’re entitled to a free NHS Health Check every five years, which includes a blood cholesterol test, along with a blood pressure check, blood tests for blood sugar levels and kidney function, as well as being weighed (to work out your body mass index (BMI).

Links to resources below where you can test your Cholesterol levels


Lloyds Pharmacy 

Boots Pharmacy 

Visit your local GP or Pharmacy