Home test kits are now available for cholesterol to buy for self testing at home or work.
Packs of either semi-quantative or quatative tests are available. The first will give a measure and indication only, ie low, OK or high. These are great first line screens for most people as most tests will be OK and interpretation of tese tests is fast and easy.
For those wanting a quatative result in mmol, ie a reading of the actual level in the blood then the more expensive quantative tests are best.