First OTC test kit for blood cholesterol.

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    • Abstract:
      Reports that the first over-the-counter (OTC) kit to test at home for blood cholesterol was cleared for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Accumeter Cholesterol Self-Test kit; Comments by David A. Kessler, MD, commissioner of the FDA; Description of the test; Recomendations about cholesterol testing by the National Institutes of Health's National Cholesterol Education Program; More.