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Title: Assessment of the point-of-care Cholestech Lipid Analyser for lipid screening in Aboriginal communities
Authors: Shephard, Mark Douglas
Tallis, George A
Keywords: Health services
Aboriginal peoples
Point-of-Care testing
Chronic illness
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
Citation: Shephard, M.D. and Tallis, G.A., 2002. Assessment of the point-of-care Cholestech Lipid Analyser for lipid screening in Aboriginal communities. Australian Journal of Medical Science 23, 4-10.
Abstract: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in Aboriginal Australians. Screening for cardiovascular disease risk factors, notably elevated blood lipids, is urgently needed. The small portable Cholestech machine (Point-of-Care Diagnostics) can enzymatically measure total cholesterol, triglyceride and HDL cholesterol (without the prior need for precipitation of other lipoproteins)on 35 microlitres of capillary or veinous whole blood in under 5 minutes. It also calculates LDL cholesterol. Its suitability for use in Aboriginal communities was assessed. With its simple operation, fully automated nature, sound analytic performance and ability to produce a full lipid profile in under 5 minutes, the Cholestech would be suitable for the Aboriginal health care setting.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26303
ISSN: 1038-1643
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