Feasibility of large-scale cholesterol screening: Experience with a portable capillary-blood testing device

P. Greenland, J. C. Levenkron, M. G. Radley, J. G. Baggs, R. A. Manchester, N. L. Bowley

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Abstract

We conducted a voluntary cholesterol screening in a medical/occupational setting using the Eastman Kodak Ektachem (desk top) blood analyzer. In 10 hours, five technicians performed a finger-stick puncture on 1,081 screenees, 17.7 percent of whom were classified as moderate-to-high risk. The cost per screenee was under $3; cost per moderate-to-high risk case was under $16. Turn-around time from check-in to report of result was under one hour. This project suggests the feasibility and acceptability of large-scale cholesterol blood screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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