When should you take cholesterol home test?
Cholesterol is a substance which is produced by the liver. A smaller proportion is absorbed from food. The body uses cholesterol primarily for forming cell membranes, producing bile and to protect the skin. Cholesterol travels though the bloodstream in small packages called lipoproteins. The most important lipoproteins are LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein). While HDL has preventative effects on vascular diseases, LDL is accused of being responsible for the development of circulatory disorders.
Can cholesterol levels be influenced?
The answer is yes. Cholesterol levels may be influenced by the following factors:
- Medication - Diet - Stress - Diabetes mellitus - Serious illness - Pregnancy
In order to get meaningful and accurate results you should delay testing your cholesterol level after pregnancy or serious illness for about 3 months and after minor illnesses for about 3 weeks. To determine if your cholesterol levels are healthy or too high, don’t hesitate to use the Care Diagnostica LDL Cholesterol Test Kit for a fast and reliable result you can trust.