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Worried you might have high cholesterol? LDL Cholesterol level test to give you a result you can trust
Cholesterol is a substance which is produced by the liver. A smaller proportion is absorbed from food. The body uses cholesterol primarily for forming cell membranes, producing bile and to protect the skin. Cholesterol travels though the bloodstream in small packages called lipoproteins. The most important lipoproteins are LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein). While HDL has preventative effects on vascular diseases, LDL is accused of being responsible for the development of circulatory disorders.
The LDL cholesterol test will enable you to assess quickly and easily whether or not your LDL cholesterol level is within the normal range. You will then be able to take action to drastically reduce your personal risk of heart disease if, as a result of detecting raised levels, you seek the advice of your doctor as to further steps and treatment.
How do I perform the test and what will the results show?
Begin by pricking your finger quickly and easily (don’t worry it won’t hurt) with the micro-lancet to obtain a tiny droplet of blood. Place a drop of blood on the test strip and wait for three minutes. Match the colour on the test strip with the disc and read your cholesterol level. An overall cholesterol level of up to 200 mg/dl (5.2 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 you can.
Can cholesterol levels be influenced?
The answer is yes. Cholesterol levels may be influenced by the following factors:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Serious illness
In order to get meaningful and accurate results you should delay testing your cholesterol level after pregnancy or serious illness for about 3 months and after minor illnesses for about 3 weeks. To determine if your cholesterol levels are healthy or too high, don’t hesitate to use the Care Diagnostica LDL Cholesterol Test Kit for a fast and reliable result you can trust.
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|SKU / Product Code||10676|
|Recommended For||Those who need/want to measure their cholesterol levels|
|Included Contents||1 test|
|Container Type||Boxed test|
|Function||Assists you in taking preventative measures against coronary and vascular disease|