Pain of fingerprick cholesterol testing to go?:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A new test which measures skin cholesterol could replace the more painful fingerprick blood test. The test, which uses water-soluble drops on the skin, was presented at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists meeting in Seattle on October 29th. Cholesterol bound to the skin can provide information as useful as blood cholesterol, test developer Salim Farah told the meeting. It is less prone to fluctuation after food ingestion, he said.