Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Many drug stores now have walk-in clinics where you can have a qualified nurse draw blood and send it off to the lab. Cost is very nominal (compared to anything medical).
Otherwise if you're willing to cut your own finger and squeeze out a few drops of blood, you can use an at home cholesterol checking kit. Cost is $30.00 for the kit which has two tests, one for total cholesterol, and one for HDLP. (I get LDLP by subtracting).
If a doctor has you on drugs, like statins, he'll set a schedule for monitoring, with more frequent testing early on, and longer intervals when things are stable.
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