Buy SELFCheck Cholesterol Level Blood Home Test Kit Online in the UK
A high cholesterol level (>200mg/dL) is a significant risk factor for arteriosclerosis.
This can go unnoticed for many years and may not be discovered until it has progressed to an advanced state. Arteriosclerosis is one of the most serious and common diseases, causing circulation issues and heart attacks, which account for over 40% of all fatalities in the Western world.
Chronic heart disease (CHD) affects both men and women and reports indicate that 2 out of 3 adults in the UK over the age of 35 have raised cholesterol levels. Raised levels of total cholesterol or high levels of low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) and low levels of high-density Lipoprotein (HDL) increase the risk of CHD. Additional risks factors include a family history of CHD disease, entering middle age, being overweight, little exercise, raised blood pressure and smoking.
Anyone who has two or more risk factors should consider having their cholesterol levels evaluated. The SELFCheck test is simple to use, needing only a finger prick blood sample and taking about 5 minutes to complete, providing a visible, easy-to-interpret result. Abnormal results should be reviewed with your doctor, who will then do additional testing to obtain a thorough analysis of cholesterol levels, including LDL/HDL and triglycerides, as well as appropriate recommendations and therapy. The advantage of performing a SELFCheck Cholesterol assessment test in private ensures confidentiality while also providing the necessary incentive to take additional steps in terms of personal health management and seeking early consultation with a healthcare professional to facilitate earlier medical intervention should further action be required.
The SELFCheck Cholesterol Level Test is simple to use, taking only a small finger prick blood sample and providing a visual response in less than 5 minutes.
For best results the test should be carried out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and you should not have had anything to eat or drink for a period of 12 hours before carrying out the test.
Prick your finger with the enclosed single use lancet and apply one drop of blood to the 'test' area of the test card. After 3 minutes check the colour of the test area against the incorporated colour comparative chart, this indicates your result.
Please read the enclosed instruction leaflet carefully before use. Do not use the test after the expiry date. Use test and lancet only once. Do not use a damaged lancet. Do not take apart the test card.
After use, the test components can be disposed of with normal household waste. There is no danger from any test component, provided you have used all the components according to the instruction leaflet.
Consult your GP if your reading is raised and before making any medical decisions.
Always consult your doctor if the test is positive, or if it is negative and you remain concerned about your health, or if symptoms persist.
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Store between 4 degrees celcius to 30 degrees celcius in a cool dry place away from sunlight.