The Cholesterol Home Screening Tests includes test strips that are treated with chemical reagents.
A whole blood sample is absorbed on a receiving pad on the back of a test strip.
The blood sample absorbs through to the front of a test strip and reacts with the reagents.
The chemistry used is the very well established cholesterol esterase/cholesterol oxidase enzymatic reaction to produce hydrogen peroxide followed by the peroxidase catalyzed reaction hydrogen peroxide with a colourless indicator which thereby produces colour.
The colour produced on the reaction pad can be related to the cholesterol concentration in the blood by comparison with a supplied colour chart.
The deeper the colour is, the higher the Cholesterol level.
The Total test is for total cholesterol in the blood the Total++ test is for both total and HDL and by calculation LDL.
Instruction Sheet 1
Prep Pad 1
Colour Chart 1
Tests per Pack 1