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19 Jul

Triglycerides Test

Brief summary: 

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood which is used for energy. But in excess are a risk to the heart and metabolism and linked to high blood pressure, high blood sugar, cholesterol, diabetes, stroke, etc. 

 

Technical purpose: 

The purpose of a triglyceride test is to check the  triglycerides in the blood, in order to identify heart diseases(mentioned above) 

 

Test procedure: 

The test requires a blood sample and may require 9-12 hour fast prior to the test. 

 

Test outcomes: 

Test results indicate 

Normal is 150mg/dL,Borderline high – 150 -199 mg/dL ,High 200-499mg/dL,very high 500 mg/dLand up 

 

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/tc/high-triglycerides-overview

https://medlineplus.gov/labtests/triglyceridestest.html

 

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