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Cholesterol Tests

Cholesterol Tests

Everybody has cholesterol. Everybody needs it. But too much can lead to heart disease, which is the #1 cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Test your cholesterol today with an easy-to-use home testing kit.


Cholesterol Tests: Instant Total Cholesterol Test, Cholesterol Panel Test

High cholesterol is one of the main risk factors for coronary heart disease that you may be able to affect by your food intake and exercise.

An estimated 102.3 millionAmerican adults (more than 60% of all adults aged more than 20 years old)have total blood cholesterol levels of 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) andhigher, which is above desirable levels. Of these, 41.3 million (more than 1 ofevery 5 adults) have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which is considered highrisk.

TestCountry offers various instant and lab based cholesterol tests. Total cholesterol test devices and traditional cholestrol lab tests that you can do by few drops of blood collected at home or your office. The disposable instant total cholestrol test kits can measure your total level within a few minutes- with the convenienceform your home.

Some of the cholestrol testing products that TestCountry offers:

The Home Access Instant Total Cholesterol Test: This test gives total cholestrol test results within minutes. Get your results instantly at home-no laboratory analysis.

The BioSafe Cholesterol Panel Test: This test is a self collected, laboratory analysis that measures the amount of total cholesterol, the amount of HDL and LDLcholesterol, and the triglyceride level in your blood. This is a comprehensive form of cholesterol testing.

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Additional Information About Cholesterol and Cholesterol Testing.

Cholesterol is one of the lipidsused extensively by our body for diverse array of functions. Cholesterol, along with some other lipids, forms important cellular structural components, makessteroidal hormones, & produces energy when decomposed.

Cholesterol is broadly categorized, on the basis of its density, into:

1) High Density Lipoproteins(HDL)

2) Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL)

3) Intermediate Density Lipoproteins(IDL)

4) Very Low Density Lipoproteins (VLDL)

5) Chylomicrons.

The levels of these cholesterol types reflect the state of health of your body. The blood cholesterol levels define the degree and asperity of a cascade of diseases like cardiovascular & degenerative complications and periodic cholesterol testing helps a lot in understanding the on-set of several of these medicalconditions.

There are several techniques to monitor & regulate cholesterol levels in serum. These include various non-invasive methods, like Laser. Cholesterol testing in which a laser is reflected upon patient's eyes to determine the cholesterol levels, as well techniques like digital penal testing which are widely preferred across the globe.

Cholesterol Panel testing or a Cholesterol Blood Test involves assessing levels of cholesterol andtriglycerides directly from the blood samples. In these cholestrol tests, blood samples are taken from the patients and are analyzed on specialized strips, especially designed for the purpose. These strips, with blood samples on them, can either be checked directly on the digital penal machines or can be sent to labs withproper specifications and credentials. There are color based strips too thatprovide a rough approximation of blood cholesterol levels as they contain special chemicals which change the color of the strip according to the amountof cholesterol in the blood.


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