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Test Cholesterol At Home

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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What this test does This is home-use test kit to measure total cholesterol. What Cholesterol is: is fat in your blood. High-density lipoprotein helps protect your heart, but low-density lipoprotein can clog arteries of your heart. Some cholesterol tests also measure triglycerides, another type of fat in blood. What type of test this is: This is quantitative testyou find out amount of total cholesterol present in your sample. Why you should do this test: You should do this test to find if you have high total cholesterol. High cholesterol increases your of Heart Disease. When blood vessels of your heart become clogged cholesterol, your heart does not receive enough oxygen. This can cause Heart Disease. How often you do this test: If you are more than 20 years old, you should your cholesterol about every 5 years. If your doctor has you on special diet or drugs to control your cholesterol, you may need to check your cholesterol more frequently. Follow your recommendations about how often you test your cholesterol. What Your cholesterol levels should be: Your total cholesterol level should be 200mg / or less, according to recommendations in National Cholesterol Education Program third Adult Treatment Panel. You should try to keep your LDL values less than 100 mg / dL, Your HDL values greater or equal 40 mg / dL, and your triglyceride value less than 150 mg / dL. How accurate this test is: This test is about as accurate as test your doctor use, but you must follow directions carefully. Total Cholesterol tests vary accuracy from brand to brand. Information about test's accuracy is printed on its package. Tests that say they are traceable to Program of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be more accurate than others. What to do If your test shows high cholesterol: Talk to your doctor if your test shows that your cholesterol higher than 200 mg / dL. Many things can cause high levels, including diet, exercise, and other factors. Your doctor may you to test your cholesterol again. How you do this test: You prick your finger with lancet to get drop of blood. Then put drop of blood on piece of paper that contains special chemicals. Paper will change color depending on how much cholesterol is your blood. Some testing kits use small machine to tell you how much cholesterol there is in sample.

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Understanding Cholesterol Readings

Complete Cholesterol Test Is Also Called Lipid Panel Or Lipid Profile. Your doctor can use it to measure amount of good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides, type of fat, in your blood. Cholesterol is soft, waxy fat that body needs to function properly. However, too much cholesterol can lead to: heart disease, stroke atherosclerosis, clogging hardening of your arteries. If youre man, you should get cholesterol levels checked regularly, starting by age 35 or younger. If youre woman, you should begin routine screening by age 45 or younger. To be on safe side, you may want to get your cholesterol test every five years, beginning as early as age 20. If youve been diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or high pressure, or if youre taking medication to control your cholesterol levels, you should check your cholesterol every year.

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Everlywell Cholesterol and Lipids Test

This mail-in home Cholesterol kit functions way other tests do by testing drops in your blood, and it measures four levels: Total Cholesterol, HDL, calculate LDL, and Triglycerides. After mailing in your blood sample to CLIA-certify lab, independent board-certify physician reviews your test and writes customized report. Results can be viewed on Everlywell website with your unique kit ID, and can even be to be shared with your physician. Promising review: Whats great about this is it clean, easy, and quick to use. I find that hot shower first helps get blood drops flowing and for me and makes process easier. Results arrive quickly and result explanations are very well done accurate, informative, offer educational consult if needed

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