HOME CHOLESTEROL TEST
\r\nCheck the concentration of cholesterol in blood to verify abnormally high levels.
\r\nAdults with a healthy lifestyle.
\r\nWHY SHOULD I PERFORM THE TEST?
\r\nCholesterol is produced by the liver and absorbed from food. It contributes to forming cellular membranes, neurons and hormones. The normal level of cholesterol should be lower than 200 mg/dl; in case of higher levels the risk of heart attack and arteriosclerosis (furring of the arteries) is increased.
\r\nHigh cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for developing heart disease and having a heart attack. It is important to find out what your levels are because lowering high cholesterol reduces your risk of heart attack.
\r\nChecking the level of cholesterol in the blood is a very good tool for verifying our own health status and eventually taking the required preventive actions.
\r\nHOW DOES IT WORK?
\r\nThe Test uses an enzymatic method and gives a quantitative result of the level of cholesterol in blood.
\r\n1) The sample is a drop of blood taken with the painless sterile lancet contained in the box.
\r\n2) Obtain a big drop of blood by squeezing the finger.
\r\n3) Put the drop of blood on the indicated point on the card.
\r\n4) Wait for 3 minutes and read the result on the corresponding coloured position.
\r\nCONTENT: 1 sealed aluminium pouch containing 1 test-card and a drying agent, 1 sterile lancet for blood sampling, instructions for use.