The Chemcard™ Cholesterol test is a complete, disposable, 3 minute test intended for use for early detection of elevated blood cholesterol levels associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s National Cholesterol Education Program classifies cardiac risk level based on total cholesterol concentration as follows:
- Less than 200 mg/dL (5.2 mmol/l) – DESIRABLE blood cholesterol.
- 200 to 239 mg/dL (5.2 to 6.2 mmol/l) – BORDERLINE HIGH blood cholesterol.
- 240 mg/dL (6.2 mmol/l) or above – HIGH blood cholesterol.
The Chemcard™ Cholesterol test offers unsurpassed simplicity for instant determination of total cholesterol concentration in the diagnostically critical range of 150 to 300 mg/dL (3.9 to 7.8 mmol/l). The Chemcard™ Cholesterol test uses a single drop of whole blood from a fingerstick to provide a semiquantitative estimate of total cholesterol concentration without the use of an instrument, centrifuge or sample measurement. Results are interpreted after 3 minutes by matching the color of the test pad with one of the six color blocks calibrated in 25 mg/dL increments. The Chemcard™ Cholesterol test is the simplest, most cost effective cholesterol screening device available.
Due to FDA restrictions, the Chemcard™ Cholesterol test is available for use in the USA by medical professionals only.