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Cholesterol Testing

At Tuckton pharmacy, our cholesterol testing service is via our highly efficient Alfinion 2 analyser in a matter of minutes.

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Cholesterol Testing

Having too much cholesterol in the blood is not a disease itself but can lead to hardening and narrowing of the arteries. You cannot tell if you have high levels of cholesterol in your blood, but a high level, in conjunction with other adverse factors, increases the risk of developing narrowing of the arteries (Atherosclerosis) leading to cardiovascular disease; the symptoms of which depend on the degree of narrowing and the organ supplied by the affected arteries.

At Tuckton pharmacy, our cholesterol testing service is via our highly efficient Alfinion 2 analyser in a matter of minutes.

The alfinion 2 analyser measures various cholesterol levels including:

– Total cholesterol – the overall amount of cholesterol in the blood including the good and bad cholesterol
– HDL (good cholesterol) – this makes you less likely to have heart problems or stroke.
– LDL (bad cholesterol) – this makes you more likely to have heart problems or stroke.
– Triglycerides – a fatty substance similar to bad cholesterol

Healthy levels for different types of cholesterol
Result Healthy level
Total cholesterol 5 or below
HDL (good cholesterol) 1 or above
LDL (bad cholesterol) 3 or below
Non-HDL (bad cholesterol) 4 or below
Triglycerides 2.3 or below