A cholesterol monitor is a device used for identifying and monitoring the body's cholesterol level. It consists of a lancet for pricking the finger and a test strip that absorbs the drop of blood. It measures the person's total blood cholesterol including the combination of high-density and low-density lipoproteins through the blood sample. The results can be available after three minutes. which are then displayed on its digital screen. It is ideal for home use.
Types of Cholesterol Monitors
Kinds of Cholesterol Monitors include the following:
Professional cholesterol monitor
A professional cholesterol monitor is exclusively used by medical students, health practitioners, and specialists.
It has slightly complicated and technical features.
It provides fast and accurate cholesterol screening and monitoring results in less than five minutes.
It can be used for children and adults.
Home cholesterol monitor
A home cholesterol monitor is specifically designed for home use.
It includes basic features which are less complicated than the professional model.
It is easy to use.
Choosing Cholesterol Monitors (Buying tips)
Memory card: Choose a cholesterol monitor with a memory card for storing and retrieving recorded readings.
Tray: Look for a cholesterol monitor with a slide out tray at the bottom for storing the test kits and lancet device.