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Frequently Asked Questions

How accurate is the cholesterol test?

The cholesterol test is approximately 97% accurate when it is performed in accordance with the instructions and the results are interpreted correctly.

The focus point does not show a uniform color. There are darker and lighter green areas. How do I interpret the test?

You should base your reading on whichever color there is a greater amount of.
Please note that small red-brown dots can be ignored as this is a result of blood penetrating to the focus point.

Can I perform the test again?

We recommend performing the cholesterol test in regular intervals. However, do not re-use the same test equipment - use a new testing kit.

What are the limitations of the test?

This is a semi-quantitative test for in vitro diagnostic use only. It is important that you follow all the directions carefully in order to receive an accurate reading. Following illnesses and pregnancy it is advisable to wait before taking the test, as described on the cover of the test instructions. In addition, elevated levels of vitamin-C/ascorbic acid, alpha-Methlydopa or Novalgin will cause the test to read lower. A high hematocrit level will produce a high reading and a low hematocrit level will produce a low reading. Elevated bilirubin levels will lower the test result. Steroids, such as epiandrosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, campesterol or sitosterol will influence the result when present in abnormal concentrations.

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