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Cholesterol Check

Our home cholesterol blood test kit is perfect for those on a weight management program or generally looking to improve their overall health. With a simple finger prick blood test taken at home, you can get insight into cholesterol levels (both good and bad) and other key markers.

When we’re working to lose weight, we track all sorts. We track our weight on the scales, we track the size of our waists, the number of calories or amount of carbohydrate we take in.

But what about the effect that your changes are having on your internal health?

To get a full picture of the impact of your lifestyle improvements, one of our home body fat blood tests is ideal. A simple finger prick test that helps you to understand your cholesterol levels including triglycerides, LDL and HDL.

This home blood test breaks down the different types of cholesterol in your body so that you get a clear picture of both good and bad types of fat.

Test cost:
Finger prick
Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Why take a body fat test?

  • You’re on a weight management program and want to track the impact that your changes are having on your cholesterol levels and internal health
  • You’re concerned about your weight and want to assess cholesterol levels and other markers
  • You want a breakdown of differing cholesterol levels rather than total cholesterol alone
  • You want to decrease your risk of cardiovascular problems
  • You want to monitor an existing high cholesterol condition

Benefits of body fat testing

Our body fat blood test kit can provide detailed insight about your body's different types of cholesterol levels rather than total cholesterol alone which can be misleading. So if you’re concerned about your cholesterol or want to track the improvements following dietary changes, our tests and clear digital results dashboard are just what you need.

This is also an easy way to track the impact of any dietary changes you’ve made beyond simply numbers on a scale.

Understanding your cholesterol levels and taking control of them can help you to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems later in life.

Doing a body fat blood test with Forth is quick and easy. Simply take the finger prick test at home, return your sample by post to our lab  and within a couple of days, you’ll have the insight you need in a simple to access and easy to understand online dashboard.  Here you can also track changes over time so you can see the impact changes in your diet or lifestyle is having on your numbers.

Included in this test


Tested biomarkers
  • Triglycerides
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL
  • HDL % of Total Cholesterol
  • HDL

How it works

Collect sample

We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home

Post sample

Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope

Online results

View your results on your secure personal health dashboard

What our customers say

I enlisted the help of Forth to help me get to the bottom of my current health concerns. The test was really easy to and my results were available within day. Using Forth has helped me take the action needed to get my hormones back on track.

Holly Rush, 39

I was keen to use Forth’s service to help monitor my haematological markers in particular since I've had problems in the past and by the time they are picked up by the GP I'm normally feeling unwell.  The test was quick and easy to do and results were back very quickly. The results are also incredibly accurate, being almost identical to those from tests done by my GP the same day.

Alice Lethbridge

As a working mum, I often find myself training ‘tired’ as the demands of day-to-day life take their toll.  Forth has enabled me to gain a valuable insight into what is happening ‘under the surface’, so I  can adapt my training and lifestyle.

Kate Allan

Forth really helped me understand issues that I was having, which in the end turned out to be problems with iron absorption. Without their test I would never have known this. I now have the knowledge I need to improve.

Sean Conway

I ran my first marathon in 2014 which left me feeling exhausted and constantly unwell. What I didn’t know then was that my iron and vitamin D levels were incredibly low.  By using Forth to test key biomarkers has put me in control of the areas I need to improve.

Jude Peck, 42

Taking the test is simple just make sure you follow all the instructions so you follow the correct procedures. The customer service is second to none and the results are easy to understand and follow.

Matthew Bottrill

I suffer from a hereditary condition which causes my body to store too much iron.  My biggest issue before using Forth was getting an appointment with my GP.  Now using Forth I can track my iron quickly and easily and take action before levels start to affect my health

Mark Threfall, 29

As a former Olympic cyclist I always wanted to look after my health. This has never changed to this day but become a lot easier via Forth, it’s the only way to really understand your own body. 

Brian Smith

I'd put off getting regular blood tests before because of the long-winded process of a GP visit. Forth has changed all that. The process is very quick and very easy, with thorough, well-explained results delivered to your inbox within days.

Alice Hector

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