The Lipid Profile (Lipid Panel) test offers a fast, easy and convenient method for Point of Care (POC) and large-scale testing of high blood cholesterol and other lipids, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
The CardioChek Silver analyser, in combination with the all-in-one Lipid Profile (Lipid Panel) test, allows you to easily track your Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides and calculated LDL Cholesterol levels.
An entire Lipid Profile in just 2 minutes from a simple fingerprick (capillary blood sample)!
HDL Cholesterol is what is known as "good cholesterol".
The higher that your levels of HDL are the more natural protection you have against a heart attack.
Your Total Cholesterol level is a sum of all the different types of cholesterol in your blood.
Your Total Cholesterol level is also an indicator, in combination with other factors (high blood pressure, family history of early heart disease, smoking, low HDL Cholesterol and age) of your chances of developing heart disease or having a heart attack.
The higher your Total Cholesterol, the more at risk you are.
Triglyceride levels can become elevated due to obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, excess alcohol consumption and a diet high in carbohydrates.