When people first became concerned about their cholesterol levels several years ago, the only way to find out your cholesterol level was to go to the doctor for a blood test. Soon, finger-prick tests were being administered by nurses and other health care workers at drugstores, health fairs and all sorts of other places.
It was only a matter of time, of course before a home cholesterol test kit was developed. But concerns surfaced that home tests were inaccurate, making them a poor substitute for professional testing. It’s not a good idea to make lifestyle changes based upon a potentially inaccurate home cholesterol test kit, the critics charged.
There were also concerns that since a cholesterol test only provides one piece of information and may not indicate a patient’s overall health, the number is meaningless without professional interpretation. That concern, however, has been largely overcome by the ease of access to health information on the Internet.
You're welcome. Yes, these tests have been around for years, but they're now more accurate than ever. I appreciate the comment.
I had no idea you could check your own cholesterol at home. This is fantastic news thanks for the heads up on practical and affordable home testing. :)K