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10 EcoTest Cholesterol Test Devices + Safety Lancets + Pipettes

10 EcoTest Cholesterol Test Devices + Safety Lancets + Pipettes

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EcoTest 3 in 1 Cholesterol Test Devices

  • Refill packs of 10 Cholesterol test devices
  • For use in the 5 in 1 EcoTest Cholesterol Digital Meter.
  • Designed for Finger Prick blood Cholesterol sampling at home
  • Fast easy reliable. Individual results The 5 in 1 digital meter uses Ecotest 3 in 1 test devices to measure actual blood real-time Total Cholesterol (TC) , High Density Liporotein (HDL) and Triglycerides (TG) on each test sample and then calculate the ratio of Total Cholesterol (TC) to HDL and Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL) so 5 results are given on every sample
  • CE0197 certified for European clinical and self-test use.
Contents included
  • Instructions
  • 10 Cholesterol Test Device/Strip and 1 code chip
  • 10 Safety lancets
  • 10 Transfer Pipettes

Technical Specifications

  • Total Cholesterol : 2.59-12.93 mmol/L (100-500 mg/dL )
  • HDL Cholesterol : 0.39-2.59 mmol/L (15-100 mg/dL)
  • Triglycerides : 0.51-7.34mmol/L (45-650 mg/dL


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How to interpret your Cholesterol Test Results

Ecotest Cholesterol Meter Results

The Ecotest Cholesterol meter displays 5 results for each completed blood test. Results are displayed in one of 2 scale options you can select, mmol/L or mg/dL. In the UK most cholesterol level results will be given in mmol/L.

Below are the minimum and maximum levels that the ecotest cholesterol meter is able to measure

  • Total Cholesterol : 2.59-12.93 mmol/L (100-500 mg/dL )
  • HDL Cholesterol : 0.39-2.59 mmol/L (15-100 mg/dL)
  • LDL Cholesterol : 2.20-10.43 mmol/L (85-400 mg/dL)
  • Triglycerides : 0.51-7.34mmol/L (45-650 mg/dL)
  • Ratio of Total Cholesterol to HDL

Total Cholesterol

A normal Total Cholesterol level is below 5.0 mmol/L (200mg/dL) Above 5.0 but below 6.18 mmol/L is considered borderline elevated. Above 6.20mmol/L is considered high.

A high total cholesterol level can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. However, decisions about when to treat high cholesterol are usually based upon the level of LDL or HDL cholesterol rather than the level of total cholesterol.

Total cholesterol levels can be tested at any time of day but the LDL and Triglyceride levels can vary depending on what has been recently eaten. For this reason, fasting (9-12hr) total cholesterol measurement is preferred by most doctors where either of the above two is elevated.

HDL

HDL or High-Density Lipoprotein is a good element and levels of over 1.55mmol/L (60mg/dL) are excellent. Levels between 1.00 mmol/L and 1.55 mmol/L are normal. Below 1.0 mmol/L are unhealthy. Men tend to have lower HDL levels than women 1 versus 1.2 mmol/L an ideal to aim for is 1.4 mmol/L

LDL

LDL or Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol often referred to as bad cholesterol increases cardiovascular disease risk and Levels should be kept below 3.0 mmol/L

Triglycerides

High triglyceride levels are also associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Triglyceride levels are assessed as follows:

Normal – Less than 1.7 mmol/L (150 mg/dL)

Mildly increased – 1.7 to 5.6 mmol/L (150 to 499 mg/dL)

Moderately increased – 5.6 to 10 mmol/L (500 to 886 mg/dL)

Very high – Greater than 10 mmol/L (886 mg/dL)

If your Cholesterol levels are abnormal we can not give personal or medical advice, so please discuss the findings with your Doctor, Nurse, or Pharmacist.

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.

How Do I know if the Meter is Accurate ?

While learning to use the meter it is not uncommon for results to vary considerably between tests.

Here is a list of tips on getting consistently accurate results from your EcoTest Meter.

1) Always lance the side of the finger, never the flat surface or pulp. The side of the finger is far more vascular and bleeds profusely. Wipe the first drop away and allow a large second drop to form naturally, without squeezing the finger. This technique is critical in getting accurate results. A bad lance technique is the main cause of wildly fluctuating results.

2) Dont expect the total cholesterol levels to be the same each time. Cholesterol levels have a diurnal variation and are naturally dynamic, see 3..

3) If your Triglyceride level is above 1.7mmol/L then you should move to testing while fasting as the Triglyceride levels will vary with meals and significantly affect the other readings on your meter.

4) You can check the meter function using one of the Test Devices supplied with the original meter starter pack. We have embedded a video demonstration of a device test in the product listing above.