|CardioChek Blood Testing Devices|
CardioCheck PA optional thermal printer allows patient test results to be printed out. Measuring 7" long, 3.5" wide, 5.5" high, this handy printer uses very little space -- weighs only 3 pounds. The CardioChek Thermal Printer can print test results with the time and date of the test, or can print previous test results from memory. The printer is capable of printing on 500-count thermal labels or thermal paper rolls.
More than a glucose monitor, more than a cholesterol tester...
The CardioChek home health test kit may reduce your risk from the complications of diabetes and heart disease. Most important is good glycemic control through diet, exercise, blood monitoring and medication. The CardioChek glucose monitor and cholesterol tester is the first and only complete health management product that can perform multiple tests on one device. Color-coded strips and MEMo chips provide easy identification and correct calibration. As new tests become approved, the device is easily upgraded to include new test chemistries.
With the CardioChek and CardioChek PA you can reduce your risk from the complications of diabetes and heart disease. Most important is good glycemic control through diet, exercise, blood monitoring and medication. Ketone monitoring is also important to monitor for diabetic ketoacidosis from consistently high glucose levels and stressful events.
CardioChek is the first and only complete health management product that can perform multiple tests on one device. Color-coded strips and PTS Panels provide easy identification and correct calibration. As new tests become approved, the device is easily upgraded to include new test chemistries.
Easy to Use ... Accurate Results...in 4 easy steps:
With the CardioChek instrument and the PTS PANELS Test Strips, you now have an entire health management system in the palm of your hand. The CardioChek is a hand-held medical diagnostics system that monitors key health indicators, including total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, plus blood glucose and ketones - all in the comfort of your own home. The CardioChek blood testing device provides the tools for meeting cholesterol screening and diabetes management guidelines. Only PTS can provide this wide of a range of whole blood testing on a portable, easy to use system, with clinically accurate results.
The system includes a meter instrument as well as test strip. This easy-to-use blood test system displays the results of your blood test in about one minute, with accurate results every time. The CardioChek blood testing device features internal result storage for quick easy review. Unlike other systems that only test ONE specific health indicator - such as cholesterol or blood glucose, the CardioChek meter allows you to test a range of key health indicators. And, because of CardioChek's modular PTS PANELS technology, the device can never become obsolete; it is designed to run new tests as they are developed.
The CardioChek PA gives you additional professional features,
such as the Lipid Panel, which allows one to perform several different
blood tests simultaneously, with only one drop of blood.
PTS Panels Test Strip Measuring Range
Test all of these blood chemistries with just one instrument:
The CardioChek PA medical diagnostic testing system can be classified as durable medical equipment (DME). Associated test strips can be classified as disposable medical equipment. In general, when CardioChek products are covered under major medical, they are considered DME. When covered under pharmacy benefits, they are considered as drugs or disposables.
Metabolic Syndrome Chemistry -- Brand New!
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Having just one of these conditions — increased blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, excess body fat around the waist or abnormal cholesterol levels — contributes to your risk of serious disease. In combination, your risk is even greater.
The American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommend that the metabolic syndrome be identified as the presence of three or more of these components:
DEVELOPMENT OF A METABOLIC SYNDROME PANEL TEST STRIP
The reason CardioChek decided to develop this product (Metabolic Syndrome Panel) was quite simple. They had a number of our customers asking: “Do you have a ‘Metabolic Syndrome Panel’ containing glucose, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides?” The most appropriate name was “Metabolic Syndrome Panel”.
There are a huge number of references for metabolic syndrome. Click here sampling of what CardioCheck found regarding Metabolic Syndrome.
I. Definitions of “Metabolic Syndrome Panel” published.
National Cholesterol Education Program, High Blood Cholesterol, ATP III Guidelines At-A-Glance, Quick Desk Reference, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 01-3305, May 2001.
Clinical Identification of the Metabolic Syndrome - Any 3 of the Following:
Avoiding heart attacks and strokes : don’t be a victim - protect yourself. World Health Organization. ISBN 92 4 154672 7 (NLM classification: WG 300), WHO Press, 2005, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
International Diabetes Federation, Avenue Emile De Mot 19B-1000 Brussels, Belgium, IDF, April 14 2005
The IDF consensus worldwide definition of the metabolic syndrome
Part 1: Worldwide definition for use in clinical practice
Table 1: The new International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition
> 80cm for Europid women, with ethnicity specific values for other groups)
plus any two of the following four factors:
mg/dL (1.29 mmol/L*) in females, or specific treatment for this lipid abnormality
treatment of previously diagnosed hypertension
American Heart Association, Circulation. 2005;112:3066-3072.
“The incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has not been well defined in persons with the metabolic syndrome (at least 3 of the following: abdominal adiposity, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, hypertension, and impaired fasting glucose).”
JAMA, the Metabolic Syndrome, Vol. 295 No. 7, February 15, 2006.
II. Use of the term “Metabolic Syndrome” in Medical Practice
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation uses the National Cholesterol Education Program definition of metabolic syndrome.
An individual with three or more of these five characteristics has the metabolic syndrome.”
Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic, © 2006 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
Medical Edge Newspaper Column from Mayo Clinic:
METABOLIC SYNDROME: A PRECURSOR TO HEART DISEASE
The Cardiometabolic Program within the Cardiovascular Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic
Metabolic syndrome is a long-recognized medical condition, but has been defined only
While any of these factors is unhealthy, the net effect of having at least three of these
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, Special Report, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, 2007.
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