This is the device used.
Q. Is veni-puncture (blood drawn from a vein) lab testing better than finger-stick testing with Cholestech?
A. The Cholestech LDX System is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will give the same level of accuracy and precision that you would get from venous blood tested at a clinical lab. Results for total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides meet the total-error guidelines set by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP). You can expect 95% (95 out of 100) of the individual test results in normal individuals to be within these total-error guidelines when you compare the LDX System results to other NCEP total-error guidelines methods. Although there are no nationally accepted guidelines for glucose total error, the Cholestech LDX System provides test results that are consistent with good patient care, at ±11%.http://www.cholestech.com/products/ldx_overview.htmhttp://www.cholestech.com/docs/ldx_accuracy/MKT13310_A%20Mini%20CRMLN%20Study%20Technical%20Brief.pdf
*Keep in mind that I have been strict Paleo since my previous test results a month ago and juicing with a Vitamix blender.