Unit: 1 Box
Regulatory Status: CLIA Waived (whole blood) / Professional Use Only
Contents: 25 Test Strips, 1 Memo Chip, Package Insert
For Use With: CardioChek PA and CardioChek Plus Analyzers
Storage Requirements: 68° – 86° F
Sample Volume: 15uL
Processing Time: As little as 45 seconds
Range: 100-400 mg/dL (2.59-10.36 mmol/L)
The PTS Diagnostics Triglyceride Test Strip measures triglycerides (trig) in the system. Triglycerides are created by conversion of unused calories and carbohydrates into fat (another type of lipid). These fats are stored for use as the body’s energy source between meals. High levels of total cholesterol (over 200 mg/dL), LDL (over 130 mg/dL), triglycerides (over 150 mg/dL) as well as a low HDL level (under 60 mg/dL) can be detrimental to our health, leading to increased fat deposits and plaque build-up in blood vessel walls, clogging arteries, and significantly increasing the potential for heart attack or stroke.
Although heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, only 20% of those cases can be attributed to genetic risk factors. By focusing on diet, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and regularly testing cholesterol levels, patients can be proactive in reducing their chances for heart disease.
Fasting Test: Yes
Time to Results: 45 seconds on average
Sample Amount (whole blood or serum): 15ul
The MEMoChip is the key link between the test strip and the analyzer. A MEMo Chip is included with each vial of test strips and contains specific calibration and other information that enables the analyzer to “read” each particular test strip.