Hickey's Pharmacy offer a Cholesterol Testing Service in the following stores.
Grafton St, Henry St, Balbriggan, Terenure, Phibsboro, The Square Tallaght, Ballincollig Cork, Drogheda West Street, Navan SC, Dundalk SC.
The total cholesterol test measures the following:
- Total Cholesterol, the total amount of cholesterol in your blood
- HDL, high density lipoprotein (good cholesterol)
- LDL, low density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol)
- Triglycerides, a type of fat found in the blood
The test is fast and pain free and only takes 6 minutes. It involves taking a single drop of blood from your finger tip and analysing it in a cholesterol test system. Our Pharmacist will then review your results with you and can offer lifestyle or diet advice if your cholesterol level is slightly higher than expected.
Increased levels of cholesterol can over time lead to heart disease so it is important to be aware of your cholesterol level. Regular exercise and a balanced diet can generally help to maintain your cholesterol within the normal range although some patients are prone to higher cholesterol levels.
Taking a cholesterol test will identify if your cholesterol level is within the normal expected range.
In cases where we identify a higher than expected cholesterol level we will provide you with expert advice, product, diet and lifestyle recommendations and when required a referral letter with your results for you to discuss with your own GP.
The cost for this service is €30