QuickMedical, a supplier of medical equipments, has introduced a reusable lipid-testing analyzer - CardioCheck for home use.

The CardioChek is cholesterol testing device used with test strips to measure specific whole blood indicators related to heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions.

The company said heart-related lab findings, should be evaluated as part of the patients health profile, and that would include factors such as family history and blood pressure.

American Academy of Family Physicians president Roland Goertz said there are a host of factors that go into whether a test is needed, warranted, or a waste of money.