Collection: Cholesterol Test Kit

Cholesterol meters and test strips

Welcome to Valuemed, your one-stop-shop for affordable and reliable cholesterol test kits. We understand the importance of monitoring your cholesterol levels, and that's why we offer a range of high-quality cholesterol testing kits and cholesterol meters that are easy to use, and provide accurate results in just a few minutes. The cholesterol tests are suitable for both professional occupational health and home use.

Our cholesterol test kits are perfect for those who want to keep an eye on their cholesterol levels without having to visit a clinic or laboratory. Whether you're managing a chronic condition or just want to take control of your health, our test kits are an affordable and convenient way to monitor your cholesterol levels at home.

Both the Easylife cholesterol meters and Easylife cholesterol test strips and the eB-Tchol Total Home Cholesterol Meter and Cholesterol test strips are CE certified for both home and professional clinical use. 

We offer a range of cholesterol test kits that cater to different needs and preferences. Our range of professional and cholesterol home tests includes:

  • Cholesterol test strips: These strips are designed to work with compatible meters to provide accurate cholesterol level readings. They are easy to use and require just a small sample of blood.
  • Cholesterol meter kits: Our cholesterol meter kits include both the meter and test strips, making them a convenient and cost-effective solution for monitoring your cholesterol levels.
  • Complete cholesterol testing kits: These kits include everything you need to test your cholesterol levels at home, including the meter, test strips, and lancets for taking a blood sample.

At Valuemed, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service and support. Our customer support team is available by telephone, email and chat Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm to answer any questions you may have about our cholesterol testing products or the testing process. We also offer fast and reliable shipping to ensure that you receive your order for cholesterol testing kits and meters  as quickly as possible.

Cholesterol home tests

Investing in a home cholesterol test kit is an important step towards taking control of your health. By monitoring your cholesterol levels regularly, you can make informed decisions about your diet and lifestyle to keep your heart healthy and prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease. Order your cholesterol meter and test kits from Valuemed today and start taking control of your health! You can now quickly and easily do a cholesterol test at home, using either the the Easylife cholesterol meters and Easylife cholesterol test strips, or the eB-Tchol total home cholesterol meter and test strips. The cholesterol test measures your blood cholesterol level using a finger prick blood sample.

How to check cholesterol at home 

To perform a cholesterol test at home you will need to purchase one of the cholesterol meters that checks cholesterol , the cholesterol test strips and also lancets to obtain the blood sample. The best lancets for obtaining a blood sample for a cholesterol test kit are the 30G lancets with lancing device. The videos below show you how to perform a blood cholesterol test using each of the cholesterol meters and the cholesterol test strips.

How to use the Easylife cholesterol test kit

 

How to use the eB-Tchol Total Home Cholesterol Meter 

Tips for getting an accurate cholesterol test result at home

  1. Thoroughly read the instructions, before starting the test, emphasising the importance of clean hands, particularly in the sampling area.
  2. Ensure the sampling area is dry; any residual water, moisture, or soap may alter the blood sample, leading to potentially inaccurate results.
  3. Always test fasted ideally for 16 hours but a minimum of 12 hours. Most people find it is best to perform the cholesterol test first thing in the morning as they are usually fasted then. Fasted means no food of any kind.  You can drink water.
  4. Getting a good blood sample is crucial. Perform the test in a warm environment. If your hands are cold the blood supply to your fingers is usually reduced and you may have difficulty obtaining a blood sample from the finger prick. 
  5. To obtain a enough blood to do the test, always lance on the side of the finger, wipe away the first droplet of blood and use the second drop of blood to perform the cholesterol test.
  6. Avoid squeezing the finger to obtain the blood sample as this can alter the cholesterol test result.
  7. Safely dispose of sharps used for skin puncture, following the kit instructions.

Cholesterol test kit FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about cholesterol test kits:

 

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Should I do a fasting or non-fasting Cholesterol Test?

If your Total Cholesterol levels are in the normal range there is usually no need to test after fasting.

However, if your results indicate an elevated total cholesterol or high level of Triglycerides, over 1.7 mmol/L, then it is best to move to cholesterol testing after fasting for between 9 and 12 hours. This can easily be achieved by not eating after 7 pm and testing first thing the following morning.

What is a cholesterol test kit?

A cholesterol test kit is a home diagnostic tool designed to measure the levels of cholesterol in your blood. It typically includes test strips, a lancet for blood collection, and a device (cholesterol meter) to analyse the blood sample.

How do cholesterol test kits work?

A cholesterol test kit is a home diagnostic tool designed to measure the levels of cholesterol in your blood. It typically includes test strips, a lancet for blood collection, and a device (cholesterol meter) to analyse the blood sample.

These home cholesterol kits usually use a small blood sample, often obtained through a fingerstick. The blood is applied to a test strip, which. is then inserted into the meter which analyses the sample to provide blood cholesterol level readings.

Why should I use a cholesterol test kit?

Cholesterol test kits offer convenience, allowing you to check your cholesterol levels at home without visiting your doctor or a healthcare facility. Regular monitoring is essential for individuals with a history of high cholesterol or those on cholesterol-lowering medications.

It's often recommended for regular monitoring of cholesterol levels, especially if you have a family history of heart disease or if you're managing your cholesterol through lifestyle changes or medications.

Are home cholesterol tests accurate?

While home cholesterol test kits can provide reasonably accurate results, they may not be as precise as laboratory tests. Factors such as user error, sample collection, and test kit quality can influence accuracy.