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

P. Greenland, J. C. Levenkron, M. G. Radley, Judith 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
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Greenland, P., Levenkron, J. C., Radley, M. G., Baggs, J., Manchester, R. A., & Bowley, N. L. (1987). Feasibility of large-scale cholesterol screening: Experience with a portable capillary-blood testing device. American Journal of Public Health, 77(1), 73-75.

Feasibility of large-scale cholesterol screening : Experience with a portable capillary-blood testing device. / Greenland, P.; Levenkron, J. C.; Radley, M. G.; Baggs, Judith; Manchester, R. A.; Bowley, N. L.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 77, No. 1, 1987, p. 73-75.

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Greenland, P, Levenkron, JC, Radley, MG, Baggs, J, Manchester, RA & Bowley, NL 1987, 'Feasibility of large-scale cholesterol screening: Experience with a portable capillary-blood testing device', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 73-75.
Greenland, P. ; Levenkron, J. C. ; Radley, M. G. ; Baggs, Judith ; Manchester, R. A. ; Bowley, N. L. / Feasibility of large-scale cholesterol screening : Experience with a portable capillary-blood testing device. In: American Journal of Public Health. 1987 ; Vol. 77, No. 1. pp. 73-75.
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