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Cholesterol LDL Home Test Kit (1 Test)

Quick code: NV3584
£15.59

Availability: In stock

Details

Who should consider taking this test for cholesterol?

People who are prone to high LDL cholesterol levels also often suffer from:-

  • Hardening of the arteries (Arteriosclerosis),
  • Increased risk of heart attacks and strokes,

Understanding your LDL cholesterol levels can give you an insight to your overall risk factor.

Is the test easy to perform at home?

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.

What can I discover about my health?

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.

What are the dangers of not testing for high cholesterol level?

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.

Who develops high cholesterol?

People who are at risk from the dangers of high cholesterol often :-

  • Eat fatty foods,
  • Smoke,
  • Drink to much.

However there are many other causes of high cholesterol levels including :-

  • A hypoactive thyroid,
  • Badly managed diabetes,
  • Chronic liver disease,
  • Long-term use of various medication such as the pill or diuretics.

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

Contents of cholesterol test kit (CE approved manufactured in the EU)

  • 1 test disc, 1 micro-lancet
  • 1 buffer solution, 1 plaster
  • Instruction for use

How does it work?

Conducting the cholesterol test is easy just a few simple additional items are required.

  • Sterile gauze
  • Timer or watch displaying seconds

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.

  • Open foil wrapper and remove test device for checking blood drop for cholesterol.
  • Taking care remove the plastic protective cover from the stinger by twisting it, now the device is ready for use.
  • Press stinger device firmly against finger, and press button.
  • To make sure you get an adequate drop of blood put finger in warm water first to increase blood flow.
  • Place drop of blood on reactive disk in circle, make sure you completely cover the circle.
  • Cover finger with plaster provided.
  • Wait 3 minutes for reaction to take place, peel back the strip.
  • Rotate the arm to match the colour segments on the wheel, the number in window indicates your cholesterol level.

Results

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.

  • Sample: 1 drop of whole blood (50 ul)
  • Methodology: Enzymatic quick test for visual evaluation
  • Evidence: LDL cholesterol (LDL & HDL) level

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