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NEW YORK (360Dx) – PTS Diagnostics said today that the US Food and Drug Administration has given 510(k) clearance that expands the top of the range for measurement of HDL cholesterol on PTS Panels, its point-of-care lipid panel test strips. The top of the range is now 120 mg/dL, and the new measurement range is 20 to 120 mg/dL, or 0.52 to 3.1 mmol/L.

PTS Diagnostics said that because of the new HDL-range, its CardioChek lipid analyzers can serve about 98 percent of the adult population, which expands access for people who tend to have high HDL, or good, cholesterol.

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