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EcoTest 5 in 1 Home Cholesterol Meter + 10 Home Cholesterol Tests

EcoTest 5 in 1 Home Cholesterol Meter + 10 Home Cholesterol Tests

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EcoTest 5 in 1 Complete cholesterol monitoring system

  • This 5 in 1 combination cholesterol test kit and machine has been specifically manufactured to give accurate results using capillary finger prick peripheral blood samples
  • The EcoTest CML-101 Cholesterol digital meter offers a complete self-testing solution for home cholesterol testing and lipid monitoring 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 Lipoprotein (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
  • 500 test memory.
  • Switchable display scales (mmol/L -g/dL )
  • The intuitive setup menu makes this one of the easiest cholesterol meters to actually live with and use regularly.
  • CE0197 certified for European clinical and self-test use.

Contents included

  • Digital Cholesterol Meter
  • 4 x AAA Batteries
  • Instructions
  • 10 Cholesterol Test Device/Strip and code chip
  • 2 Cholesterol Meter check devices*
  • Lancets
  • Warranty card

Technical Specifications

  • Specimen volume  35 µL
  • Display LCD
  • Meter Size 139 mm × 68 mm × 27.5 mm  120g without batteries
  • Memory. 500 records
  • Auto Switch off. 5 minutes inactivity
  • Battery life. 1000 tests 
  • Test time 2 minutes
  • Measurable range
  • 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)
  • Can be switched to test venous blood and plasma/serum samples for use in professional and healthcare screening environments.
  • English and Chinese display language menu options
  • *The meter function can be tested using the check devices (2) supplied with the meter. These check devices can be reused multiple times for 12 months after opening and have a 24 month expiry if not opened.

Were ever possible all the test devices will be supplied from the same code chip batch for ease of use.

Please watch our Meter demo Video before performing your first cholesterol test 

How to Perform a Device Test using the Check Devices provided with the meter pack


How to Lance and use 35uL transfer pipettes for ACCURATE result..

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How to interpret your EcoTest 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 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 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


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.

Can you give me any tips on obtaining the finger prick blood sample for the Eco Test Meter?

Obtaining a good finger prick blood sample is crucial to getting accurate results with a home cholesterol test. First, watch the top video above, it shows a great demonstration of exactly how you should be using the lancets and pipettes provided, and the prep needed to perfuse the fingers. You don't squeeze the pipette to fill, just place it in the second drop and it fills itself, only squeeze it to discharge to blood into the sample well on the test device when it's full to the black line.

Can you use a lancet without an auto lancing device?

A lancet can be used alone or with a lancing device. Many people find it easier to obtain a finger prick blood sample if they use the lancet in a lancing device.

Most of our meters are supplied with starter packs of lancets and some with safety lancets. We suggest you continue to use the same lancets recommended by the manufacturer if possible. If you are struggling to get adequate samples move to a thicker lance, ie 21g is thicker than 28g or 30g (the thinnest)

How do I know if the cholesterol meter is accurate ?

While learning to use the cholesterol 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 cholesterol 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.

5) Exclude medical and medication causes for the unexplained results, see below..

Are there any medical conditions which would prevent me getting accurate cholesterol results?

Yes there are a few medical conditions and drug supplements that can interfere with your cholesterol test results.

Please consider the following if you are not getting consistent or accurate readings with your cholesterol meter:

  • High dose Vitamin C. Ascorbic Acid supplements, often as part of multivitamins or taken on their own will interfere with results. If they are not prescribed and it is possible to stop taking Vitamin C in high dose, cholesterol testing can be resumed after 7 days.
  • High Bilirubin levels in the blood will interfere with cholesterol test results. The level may be below that required to cause clinical jaundice. Raised bilirubin levels in the blood can occur in many medical conditions including anaemia, cirrhosis, following a blood transfusion, Gilbert syndrome—a common, inherited condition in which there is a deficiency of an enzyme that helps break down bilirubin, viral hepatitis, gall bladder disease, as a reaction to drugs (including statins) and in alcoholic liver disease.
  • High urate levels can result from renal disease and early kidney failure but can also be caused by many other things including dehydration, diuretics (water retention relievers), drinking too much alcohol, drinking too much soda or eating too much of foods that contain fructose, a type of sugar, high blood pressure (hypertension), Immune-suppressing drugs, Leukemia.
  • Haemolysis, the breakdown of large numbers of blood cells. Routinely follows a blood transfusion, but can also occur after trauma, surgery, and in a range of blood and bone marrow diseases.

With the exception of Vitamin C and prescribed drugs, most of the above will require medical investigation to confirm the underlying cause, but is worth considering if the cholesterol meter check device test is normal and the lancing technique, sample collection, and procedure are all correct. Please just don't blame the meter, or ignore the results, the problem may in fact be you! It could be something that you are taking or that you have an underlying medical condition that you may be completely unaware of!

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Corrine Gorman
Excellent Tester

Bought this to keep an eye on my cholesterol very easy to set up and use and gives a break down of all the cholesterol types and total Cholesterol.


I’m having problems with the unit not showing LDL - it only shows HDL and TC. Is there something I’m missing or not doing?

Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear that the meter is not displaying the LDL reading. Our customer support team will be in touch today to resolve this for you. If you prefer you can call them on 01263 731 168 during office hours Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5pm (excludes bank holidays) or contact them via website chat in office hours.
Kind regards
Valuemed Team

Tracy Wilson

Once enough blood obtained, all systems were go and accurate.

Excellent - highly recommended

Highly recommended, an excellent piece of kit. Online and telephone support also most helpful. The instructions and videos are most comprehensive, clear and of high quality. The kit is easy to use, however it is essential to develop a reliable technique to obtain a blood sample - get your hands warm and blood circulating and follow video instructions available online. Results produced are accurate, I have made a comparison using my results produced by the NHS.

Thank you for your review of the 5 in 1 cholesterol meter. We are really pleased to hear that you are getting reliable results, and that both the videos and customer support team was helpful. As you have found getting a good blood sample is key to getting accurate results with the cholesterol tests. If you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team.
Kind regards
Valuemed Team

Thomas White
Watch the videos before starting

This took a bit of practice at first, watch the video on how to finger prick and transfer the drop into the meter. I got very low readings which just were not right, but the support person told me what to do and with a few goes the readings were consitently close. The meter works well and the results are accurate without fasting so far.
Would recommend the company for the support and product is accurate when you get the technique right

Thank you for your review of the 5 in 1 cholesterol meter Thomas. We are really pleased to hear that the customer support team was helpful and that you are now getting reliable results. As you have found getting a good blood sample is key to getting accurate results with the cholesterol tests when doing them with a finger prick blood sample. If you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team.
Kind regards Valuemed Team