The higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack. The CardioChek home cholesterol test system is the first and only system that provides personal, at-home testing of total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. It also has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration and is CE marked. In just two minutes, you can regularly track your cholesterol levels at home, between physician visits. Why wait and worry? Take two minutes to be sure.
The CardioChek_ System is an easy to use, yet unique and proprietary technology. The system consists of the CardioChek analyzer, test strips and a MEMo ChipTM. (to be bought separately)
The CardioChek analyzer is a hand-held, battery-powered instrument that uses a test methodology called reflectance photometry. When a blood sample is applied to the test strip in the analyzer, a series of chemical reactions occur, which ultimately produce a color change on the back of the test strip. The CardioChek analyzer then compares the intensity of the color to the calibration information stored in the MEMo Chip to calculate and display the test result.
The CardioChek test strips are simple to use and employ the same type of chemical reagents used in clinical laboratory equipment. The CardioChek MEMo Chip is the key link between the test strip and the analyzer. A 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.