Don’t you just hate going to your doctor’s clinic and finding out you’re the 20 th person yet to be seen by the doctor?
Patients have been spared the long lines at the doctor’s clinic with the home cholesterol test. Sold over-the-counter in pharmacies since 1993, the home cholesterol test has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The total blood cholesterol and HDL cholesterol levels can now be determined by using the home cholesterol test. Aside from it’s being easy to use, it doesn’t need more than 2 drops of blood from your fingertip.
The total cholesterol level resulting from the home cholesterol test is found out in about 15 minutes. Aside from its being readily available in local pharmacies without any prescription, it is also cheap. Average cost of the home cholesterol testis around $14.00. This test boasts of a 95% accuracy rate when done correctly.
While there are many advantages to using the home cholesterol test, it is still not advisable to be used by people who are hemophiliac. This is so because a person suffering from hemophilia has the tendency to bleed profusely.
Thus, a single prick on the fingertip to draw a few drops of blood might be a cause for the person to bleed more. A disadvantage of using the home cholesterol test is it may give a patient confusing result.