Curofit FAQ

Q: How do I check my LDL and is it calculated? Which device can read for LDL?

A: Yes, LDL is calculated from the values given for HDL, Total Cholesterol, and Triglycerides. Our Curo L5 can give you a LDL reading but you will need to purchase our Lipid Profile Test Strips to do the test. Our Lipidocare device can also do LDL testing, the test kit includes all-in-one test strips for easy testing.

Q: Are the Lipid Pro test strips I received made for the Curo L5?

A: Yes, the Lipid Pro test strips you received are made specifically for the Curo L5. Once you open the packaging, you should see a black test strip bottle containing (10) black Profile Test Strips with 3 testing slots.

Q: Do I need a control solution to operate my Curo L5?

A: Despite what the user manual states, no you do not need the control solution. It is only necessary for those running a health fair or hospital where you will go through 100s of strips in one sitting.

Q: What is the difference between the Lipidocare and the Curo L5?

A: The Lipidocare is the highest professional grade model we offer for profile testing. It provides more accurate results using one blood sample rather than 3 samples required for the Curo L5 Profile Test. Both units have the capability to do testing for Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, and LDL. For those in a clinical or hospital setting, the Lipidocare device may be more suitable for the most accurate readings.

Q: My newly purchased strip is expired, what do I do?

A: Please contact support at support@curofit.com and our support team will get back to you with details on how to get replacement test strips.

Q: My G6s will not pair to Bluetooth, what do I do?

A: Download the TeloMD app on your phone. On your G6s, hold down the UP arrow until you see “bt” on the screen with a flashing “P” on the lower corner. Open the TeloMD app on your phone and press the “Blood Glucose” button. Tap the “Add Device” and choose “Curo G6s”. Now you can tap the “Add to my Devices” and you should be paired.

You can also view this short demonstration on Youtube: youtu.be/v2XVpLz5IEQ

Q: Can the Lipidocare do Glucose testing? It says GLU on it.

A: No, that is not a feature enabled on our devices and we do not offer Glucose test strips for the Lipidocare.

Q: Why do my Cholesterol test results differ from the lab?

A: Lab tests use venous blood samples whereas your device uses capillary blood. That alone accounts for 5-8% of difference in results and other factors such as your diet, time of day, and testing procedure affects your results. Please test yourself after fasting for the most accurate results, it is recommended that you eat an early dinner and test yourself in the following morning.

Q: How do I change the reading from mmoL to mg/dL on the Curo L5?

A: Hold the power button for 3 seconds and skip through the settings options until you see mmoL blinking. Use the UP or DOWN arrow to change it to mg/dL and press the power button to confirm. You will now have the mg/dL reading for your future and previous test results.

Q: What does my LO reading mean on my Curo L5 or Lipidocare device?

A:  LO for your result means that your results were too low for the device to provide a proper reading. Please refer to the User Manual for the exact levels for each result as it differs.

Q: Do I have to code the strips every time for the Curo L5?

A: No, you only need to do the coding once per test strip bottle. Once you code for the first strip, you will not need to code the rest of the strips in the bottle.

Q: Do you sell test strips for Triglycerides only?

A: No, you will need to use our Profile Test Strips for the Curo L5 or the Profile Strips for the Lipidocare to do the full 3 slot testing.

Q: How do I code my Curo L5 Device?

A: On your Curo L5 Device, hold the DOWN arrow for 3 seconds. You should see a “code rF” on the screen. Continuously hold the DOWN arrow while placing the RFID tag symbol on the Test Strip bottle next to or against the RFID symbol on the Curo L5 Device. The RFID symbol on the Curo L5 is located below the down arrow. Once the device recognizes the RFID, it will display the code on the screen. You have now completed coding and will only have to do this once per test strip bottle. Please refer to the user manual for image-guided assistance on page 22.

Q: How do I code my Lipidocare device?

A: To code the Lipidocare device, please make sure the device is off. Insert the blue Lipid-P code chip into the device on the left side. Once it snaps into place, the device will automatically code and you will not have to do anything further. For image guided assistance, please refer to the user manual page 31.

Q: What are the measuring and testing limits for the Curo L5 and Lipidocare device?

A:

  • Lipidocare : TC 100 – 450 mg/dL, TG 45 – 650 mg/dL, HDL 25-95 mg/dL
  • Curo L5:  TC  100 – 400 mg/dL, TG 70 – 600 mg/dL, HDL 25 – 80 mg/dL

Any readings that are below or above the limits will not show a numerical value. If a numerical value is not given for any of the tests above, the LDL will not be calculated.

Q: What is the bad and good cholesterol? Can you devices read for them?

A: HDL (high-density lipoprotein) is the “good” cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is the “bad” cholesterol. These are the two types of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol to and from the body’s blood cells. HDL Cholesterol protects the body against narrowing blood vessels. LDL cholesterol makes arterial narrowing worse thus it is considered bad cholesterol. Both of our Curo L5 and Lipidocare devices can read for HDL and LDL cholesterols. With the Curo L5, you will need to purchase the Profile Test Strips to get these results.

Q: What is the difference between your G6s and A1c Machine?

A: The Curo G6s tests for Glucose and the A1c machine tests for hemoglobin A1c numbers. The primary difference is that the G6s will measure the concentration of glucose in the bloodstream at the instant you prick your finger. These levels fluctuate throughout the day depending on your diet. The A1c machine measures the percentage of red blood cells with sugar coating and gives readings in percentages (i.e. 4-5% of blood cells with sugar coating).

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