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Triglycerides Test 250


A triglycerides test measures the amount of triglycerides in your blood.

Specimen Type

:  Blood

Pre-test Information

:  No Special Preparation Required.

Report Delivery

:  24 Hours

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What is triglycerides?

A triglycerides test measures the amount of triglycerides in your blood.

 

Why take Triglycerides Test?

Total blood cholesterol is a collective term involving estimation of LDL, HDL, VLDL and Triglycerides. Test results give a preliminary assessment of the individuals risk for heart disease, which guides further specific testing to reach a definitive diagnosis.

 

Recommend the test for you if you have certain risks of heart disease. They include:

  1. Heavy smoking
  2. Obese/Overweight
  3. Bad lifestyle
  4. Diabetes
  5. High BP

 

More about Triglycerides

Triglycerides are how your body stores fat and an elevated level is directly linked to heart disease.

Age Group (Years) Common (Both Male & Female) mg/dL
Normal Less than 150
Borderline High 150-199
High 200 - 499
Very High 500 or higher

 

 

 

 

 

 

High triglyceride levels are associated with increased natural tendency for heart disease. Increase in levels can be attributed to a number of causes -including a high-fat diet or one that is high in saturated fat, trans-fats and cholesterol, physical inactivity, being overweight, cigarette smoking, high alcohol consumption, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disorders.

It can also co-exist with conditions such as type 2 diabetes or kidney disease.

When triglycerides are very high (greater than 1000 mg/dl), there is a risk of developing pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) in children and adults.