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People who are prone to high LDL cholesterol levels also often suffer from:-
Understanding your LDL cholesterol levels can give you an insight to your overall risk factor.
The test is simple to perform in the comfort of your own home, in each kit a stinger is provided (a small micro lancet, it is totally painless) for obtaining the necessary drop of blood to perform the test.
After pricking your finger you place the sample drop of blood on to the test strip after 3 minutes the test area will change colour, compare this colour with the chart on disk to accurately determine your cholesterol levels.
An overall LDL cholesterol level of up to 130 mg/dl (3.4 mmol/l) is the normal level for adults.
If your reading is higher, please visit your doctor for a medical check-up as soon as possible.
If LDL cholesterols build up in the blood and remain high for extended periods the cholesterol can deposit on the inner walls of the arteries causing the condition arteriosclerosis.
The symptoms of hardening of the arteries is progressive and takes a number of years to develop, taking a test now can help you determine if you are at risk from this illness.
People who are at risk from the dangers of high cholesterol often :-
However there are many other causes of high cholesterol levels including :-
Any or all of the above can lead to increased cholesterol levels.
If a member of your family is already diagnosed with high LDL levels then you are more at risk, what's more, there is a very strong link with so-called 'familial hypercholesterolemia'.
Contents of cholesterol test kit (CE approved manufactured in the EU)
Conducting the cholesterol test is easy just a few simple additional items are required.
The principle of test is based on the reaction Cholesterol Esterase/Cholesterol Oxidise/Peroxidase/chromogen.
Cholesterol concentration is estimated by comparison with comparative Card in the range 150-400mg/dl.
Comparative card is included in the box.
Intended use for rapid determination of blood cholesterol.
Full information and instructions (step by step instructions with images) including stinger for extracting drop of blood to test for cholesterol levels & plaster.
A comparative colour card is included in the box to compare your results from the blood test.
Intended use is for rapid determination of blood cholesterol levels . LDL cholesterol test and HDL cholesterol test for cholesterol levels.