SELFcheck Cholesterol Level Test
Self Check Cholesterol Level Test is a simple and reliable test to check whether your overall cholesterol level is within normal limits. Provides fast, reliable results within 3 minutes. Cholesterol Level Self Check Test is an accurate and hassle-free way to check your Cholesterol level. The test is designed to identify potential problems before any obvious signs or symptoms appear. Self Check Cholesterol screening test is a s e rapid test for determining whether your personal total cholesterol level is within normal limits. It requires only one drop of whole blood and gives fast and reliable visible results within three minutes. This test is important because 2 out of 3 people in the UK have raised cholesterol levels and high cholesterol level is a risk factor for hardening of the arteries, stroke and cardiac arrest. Early detection along with lifestyle changes will help to decrease the risks. Each kit includes: 1x single test card (with colour chart), lancet, plaster, full instruction leaflet and range leaflet. Frequently Asked Questions Q: I have recently checked my Cholesterol and my levels are high. What does this mean?A: Cholesterol levels help to show if you are at risk of Coronary Heart Disease(CHD). Cholesterol is a fatty substance made by the liver which is carried around the bloodstream by proteins. This combination of cholesterol and proteins is called lipoprotein. There are 2 types of lipoprotein: 1) Low density lipoprotein (LDL) – this is the “baddie” and causes furring up of the arteries2) High density lipoprotein (HDL) – this is the “good” cholesterol which protects you by neutralising the bad LDL. Q: Will I need medication to lower my cholesterol?A: For most of us, cutting down on saturated fats in our diets may be enough to reduce our cholesterol levels. But some people, like those who have inherited a tendency to high cholesterol, or patients CHD or stroke, need a little help and may be prescribed tablets called “statins” to lower cholesterol levels.