Unit: 1 Box
Regulatory Status: CLIA Waived (whole blood) / Professional Use Only
Contents: 25 Test Strips, 1 Memo Chip, Package Insert
For Use With: CardioChek PA and CardioChek Plus Analyzers
Determinations: Total Cholesterol
Storage Requirements: 68° – 86° F
Sample Volume: 15uL
Processing Time: As little as 45 seconds
Range: 100-400 mg/dL (2.59-10.36 mmol/L)
The PTS Diagnostics Cardiochek Total Cholesterol Test Strip measures total cholesterol (TC), which is an indication of the overall amount of cholesterol circulating in the blood at the time the test is given. Approximately 85% of the cholesterol in our blood is produced by our own bodies with the remaining 15% coming from animal products found in our diet. Moderate amounts of cholesterol are essential for production, maintenance, and fluidity of cell membranes; nerve insulation and conduction; as well as hormone and bile salt production. However, a high cholesterol level (over 200 mg/dL) can be detrimental to our health, leading to increased fat deposits and build up in blood vessel walls, clogged arteries (known as atherosclerosis), and significantly increasing the potential for heart attack or stroke.
Although heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, only 20% of those cases can be attributed to genetic risk factors. By focusing on diet, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and regularly testing cholesterol levels, patients can be proactive in reducing their chances for heart disease.
Fasting Test: No
Time to Results: 45 seconds on average
Sample Amount (whole blood or serum): 15ul
The MEMoChip is the key link between the test strip and the analyzer. A MEMo Chip is included with each vial of test strips and contains specific calibration and other information that enables the analyzer to “read” each particular test strip.