Heart Health (=MYTSTCA)

$240.00

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The heart is a fist size, muscular pump located in the front of your chest (slightly to the left side) that consists of four chambers connected by valves that are powered by electrical impulses. A healthy heart is essential to control the rhythm and speed of your heart rate, to maintain your blood pressure and to supplies nutrient and oxygen rich blood to every cell in the body. Your family history, personal health history and lifestyle choices all affect how well your heart works.

What tests are included?

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL
  • LDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol/HDL ratio
  • Apolipoprotein (a)
  • hs-CRP (high sensitivity C-reactive protein)
  • Homocysteine
  • NT-proBNP (N-terminal-prohormone brain natriuretic peptide)

What to do before this test

Prior to your test, fast for 8 hours or more, no food or drink other than water. Samples should be collected between 7-9am

Preparing for this test

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Choose and purchase your test online

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Print your request form

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Visit any of our collection centres to have your test

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Receive your results

FAQs

Yes, you can request any of the test listed on our website without a medical referral if you are aged 16 years or over. For any medical advice regarding these tests, please consult your health provider

We will email your results to you. Results sent by email are password protected. Your password will be emailed to you.Use the password to open the file emailed to you. Your results will be emailed to you and in most cases will be available within 7 days.

No, but we may seek your authorisation to do so if your results are significantly abnormal.

We only offer a defined range of tests for self-requests. For all other tests, please see your healthcare provider to order a test for you. They will be able to determine its clinical relevance to your specific situation.

You need to consult your healthcare provider if you require interpretive advice. Learn more about understanding your results here >
You can also book a virtual consult with a New Zealand registered GP through HouseCall. Learn more here >

MyTests is a service provided by Awanui and its New Zealand-wide laboratory network. Your blood sample and information stay in New Zealand.

Awanui Labs has laboratories in Northland, Auckland, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington (including Hutt Valley and Porirua), Nelson/Marlborough, Canterbury, South Canterbury, Dunedin, Otago region and Invercargill.

Our laboratories hold accreditation against ISO 15189:2012 as a medical testing laboratory service.

Each test is priced differently depending on what type of test it is. All tests also require a collection fee to collect the sample, or to provide you a sample collection container. This fee is charged once at the final checkout stage.

Most blood tests don’t require any special preparation.

Some tests require an appointment or simple advance preparation. If special preparation is required, for example, fasting before your test, it will be included on the information specific to the test.

Find a collection centre

Visit any of our 150 collection centres located throughout New Zealand.

You don’t need to book in to receive your test, but in specific locations you are able to make a booking to ensure you’re seen at the time you arrive.

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