CholesTrak Home Cholesterol Test (2 pack)
SKU #: H-CHOLESTRAK
Approved by the FDA, the CholesTrak® Home Cholesterol Test accurately measures your total cholesterol level quickly and conveniently at home.
The CholesTrak® is very easy to use requiring only one or two drops of blood from your fingertip. In 10 to 12 minutes, read the thermometer-like device to determine your total cholesterol level.
Understanding your Total Cholesterol level:
Desirable: less than 200mg/dL This cholesterol level suggests that you are most likely at low risk for heart disease.
Borderline-High: 200 - 239 mg/dL You may be at an increased risk for heart disease. If you are Borderline-High it becomes more important to find out your LDL, HDL ratios and you should talk to your doctor.
High: 240 mg/dL You may be at a greater risk for heart disease whether or not you have additional risk factors. You should ask your doctor for advice.
(Rating levels supplied by National Cholesterol Education Program)
Cholesterol Tests are important tools in combating heart disease. Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America today. Elevated levels of cholesterol play a significant role in as many as 50% of those deaths. Although high cholesterol is a serious risk factor for heart disease, it can be modified. Home Cholesterol Tests can help you to easily monitor your cholesterol level.
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Click here for detailed Cholestrak Home Cholesterol Test Instructions
1. Wash hands
2. Draw blood sample with fingerstick lancet
3. Squeeze and release your fingertip a few times to form a hanging blood drop and fill the test device Blood Well
4. Wait at least 3 minutes, but no more than 4 minutes before pulling tab on test device
5. Tap the test device 3 times , then set it on a flat surface and wait 5 minutes to read results
Q: What is Total Cholesterol?
A: Total Cholesterol provides a general indication of your risk for heart disease. If your Total Cholesterol level is over 200 mg/dL, you are at a higher risk for coronary heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack. High cholesterol is also a risk factor for stroke. The lower the number, the better when it comes to Total Cholesterol.
Q: How accurate is the CholesTrak home cholesterol test?
A: The CholesTrak is just as accurate as tests used by doctors and medical labs. In fact, a number of doctors use this same test in their offices. The CholesTrak was evaluated in consumer studies in the USA with over 400 people. When the instructions were followed carefully and all the step were performed correctly, the accuracy, on the average, was 97%.
Q: Do I need to fast take this home cholesterol test?
No. You can test yourself at any time, fasting is not necessary.
Q: Are there any foods, alcohol or medications that will affect my test results?
A: Generally, No. Most substances will not interfere with the test. However, you should not perform the test within a four-hour period if you have taken 500 mg or more of Vitamin C or a stand dose of acetaminophen(Tylenol) or Naproxen(Aleve). This could cause a falsely low result.
Q: Can the test be used for children?
A: No. Use and application of the CholesTrak pertain to adults 20 years of age and older.
Q: How do I discard of the test when finished?
A: You can safely dispose of this test in your daily household waste products.
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