Navigation Links
Home Access Health Corp. encourages cholesterol testing during American Heart Month, beyond
Date:1/30/2013

WEST CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and can strike individuals who appear to be healthy. February is American Heart Month, and Home Access Health Corporation says that the first step to being heart healthy is knowing your cholesterol levels.

Home Access and the American Diabetes Association have teamed up to offer a complete cholesterol panel that can be used from home:  it's simple, easy, meets the accuracy standards established by the National Cholesterol Education Program, and is the only FDA-cleared cholesterol panel, available directly to consumers, that uses self-collected finger stick blood combined with testing through a professional clinical laboratory. The test, called the CheckUp America(SM)  Cholesterol Panel, is designed to be used in the privacy and comfort of home, and provides all four cholesterol-related measurements:  total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol and the main cause of artery-clogging plaque) and triglycerides (fat in the bloodstream).  The test is available online at www.HomeAccess.com.

"We all know people who have suffered a heart attack or stroke unexpectedly; that's why it's important for people to manage their cholesterol levels as part of an overall approach to good health," said Mary Vogt , president of Home Access Health Corporation, the U.S. leader in at-home laboratory testing services.

"Cholesterol screening is one of the most important steps Americans can take to understand their personal risk of heart disease, and American Heart Month presents an important reminder to get a complete cholesterol test," said Vogt.  "More than one million Americans will have heart attacks this year and about half that number will die. Knowledge and understanding of your personal cholesterol levels is key to managing a healthy heart."

The higher your cholesterol, especially LDL-cholesterol, the greater the risk of suffering a heart attack. A major contributor to heart disease is the buildup of cholesterol in the bloodstream, narrowing arteries and restricting blood flowing to the heart.  Other factors include age, family history, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

If you know your cholesterol level, you can take specific actions to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, Vogt said.  If tests results indicate a high level of cholesterol, Home Access encourages you to consult your doctor. 

The CheckUp America(SM) Cholesterol Panel uses a few drops of self-collected fingerstick blood mailed to the certified testing laboratory. A comprehensive lab report is mailed back to the home, and is also available online or by phone through the Home Access counseling center.  Results are available within three days of samples delivery to the lab. The CheckUp America(SM) Cholesterol Panel is a complete test system, and includes the necessary components for the collection, packaging and mailing of a fingerstick blood sample to the clinical testing laboratory, laboratory resulting and reporting.

About Home Access Health Corporation
Home Access Health Corporation (HAHC) was founded in 1993 to provide anonymous, direct-to-consumer laboratory test services using self-collected fingerstick blood.  Individuals collect, package and send a small fingerstick blood specimen to the Company's CAP-accredited laboratory, using components provided in the Home Access test kits.  In 2007, the Company received FDA clearance for its complete Cholesterol Panel, a comprehensive laboratory test system that uses self-collected fingerstick blood to measure total Cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, Triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol.  The accuracy levels of the Cholesterol Panel achieve the standards established by the National Cholesterol Education Program and the test method has been certified by the CDC-sponsored National Cholesterol Reference Method Laboratory Network.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Home Access Health Corporation
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Statement from Ralph G. Neas, President and CEO, Generic Pharmaceutical Association, on the Front Page New York Times Story Regarding the Pre-emptive Strikes of Amgen/Genentech to Restrict Access to Affordable and Safe Biosimilars
2. Indian Pharmaceutical Market Outlook - Enhanced purchasing power, rural market penetration and expanded access to healthcare attracting Big Pharma investment
3. EPIC Pharmacies offers members discounted access to online continuing education course - Management & HR Skills for Pharmacists
4. Elseviers Clinical Pharmacology Now Accessible Through Elsevier Infobutton
5. Merck Serono progresse à la huitième place dans le classement Access to Medicine Index
6. Report Finds Big Pharma is Doing More for Access to Medicine in Developing Countries than Two Years Ago
7. Neurocrine Biosciences To Present At Deutsche Banks 2012 dbAccess BioFEST
8. Regeneron Announces Presentation at the Deutsche Bank 2012 dbAccess BioFEST
9. Virtua Enhances Efficiency with Integrated Identity and Access Management Solutions from Caradigm
10. Elsevier Launches New Open Access Journal - Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
11. Elsevier and University of Surrey Sign Access Agreement to SciVal Strata
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... 2017 West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... injectable drug administration, today announced that it will release ... Thursday, October 26, 2017, and will follow with a ... at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate on the ... conference ID is 94093362. ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 ... display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor ... clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for ... the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the ... as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with ... for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... most influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their ... 18,000 views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s ... experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly ... on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):