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An_245898 posted:
I had my cholesterol checked today at work using a finger stick. I have never had this test done in this way before, always from a blood draw. My numbers are a bit higher than last year. Is this method reliable????

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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Here is some information about cholesterol testing:
Diagnosing High Cholesterol

If you are concerned about your numbers, please see your health care professional. Your doctor should perform a full physical exam, discuss your medical history, check your heart rate, listen to your heartbeat, and take your blood pressure.

If you need to get your numbers down, please visit the WebMD Cholesterol Health Center for resources, tools, diet and exercise tips.

Haylen


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