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Cholesterol Testing

What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all the cells in your body. It is needed to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods.

How is Cholesterol tested?

Your finger is first pricked with a lancet. Next, you place the blood droplet on the test strip. The final color against a color guide. This color will tell how much cholesterol is in your droplet of blood.

Or a cholesterol test kit with an electronic meter will be used. This meter functions in a similar way as a diabetes blood glucose meter. The test strips are inserted into the electronic device and a small computer measures the amount of cholesterol automatically.