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According to the National
Cholesterol Education Program, developed by the National
Institute of Health (NIH), more than 200 million Americans
(three out of every five) may be at risk for
high cholesterol, a condition that is generally asymptomatic.
screening is a fast, simple and cost-effective component
used to assess the risk of heart disease, the No.
1 killer of Americans.
patients are often motivated to take action to improve
their health. In fact, according to a 2001 cholesterol
screening survey, one-third of patients with total
cholesterol levels over the recommended 200 mg/dl,
sought more information about managing their cholesterol
with their physician.
Alere Cholestech LDX System physicians
can test patients for Total Cholesterol, HDL, Triglycerides,
LDL, Glucose, review test results, and provide counsel
on therapeutic options - all in the same office visit.
Cholestech's LDX System uses a single drop of blood
on a disposable test cassette and takes just five minutes
to generate a lab-accurate, comprehensive measurement of a
patient's cholesterol levels. The speed and ease of
the LDX System enables doctors to counsel patients at the
time of the test - a tremendous therapeutic advantage over
traditional lab testing and a more convenient option for patients.
measure a patient's full lipid profile (total cholesterol,
HDL, LDL, triglycerides, blood glucose). These simple tests
can be used to determine a patient's risk for heart disease
or to regularly monitor patients already undergoing treatment
for these conditions.
System consists of a small analyzer that uses disposable
test cassettes. The LDX is "CLIA-waived" under
the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 and
CRMLN Certified. The system is simple to use, requires
little training and is as reliably accurate as those tests
offered in a lab. In most cases, Medicare and third-party
health insurance reimburse the costs of the LDX System tests.
1 - Stick
2 - Click
3 - Done
finger-stick blood sample
sample into test cassette
cassette and read
results in 5 minutes
LDX Key Features:
A small, portable
footprint (21cm x 12cm) for easy tabletop usage and storage
an easy-to-use printer that provides duplicate copies
of test-results - one for you and one for the patient.
design ideal for office and other point-of-care applications
with easy and inexpensive software upgrades
procedure saves time, enhances productivity
a single drop of blood from
a simple fingerstick
feedback for on-the-spot adjustment of therapy and improved
It's the only
CLIA-waived system of its kind and meets all relevant
National Cholesterol Education (NCEP) guidelines for precision
certified. This certification validates that the
system consistently meets the Gold Standard for accuracy
and reproducibility developed by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) for the measurement of total
cholesterol and HDL cholesterol consistent with National
Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) analytical goals.
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