Triglycerides – TC -896
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This triglycerides test is used to evaluate the risk of developing heart disease. It is usually ordered as part of a lipid profile and measures the amount of triglycerides in your blood. Triglycerides are a type of fat.
Abnormal triglyceride levels can be indicator of heart disease. These levels can be influenced risk factors such as cigarette smoking, hypertension, family history of heart disease, pre-existing heart disease or previous heart attack, men over the age of 45, women over the age of 55 and diabetes.
For adults, triglyceride test results are categorized as follows:
– Desirable: Less than 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L)
– Borderline high: 150 to 199 mg/dL (1.7-2.2 mmol/L)
– High: 200 to 499 mg/dL (2.3-5.6 mmol/L)
– Very high: Greater than 500 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L)
Routine checkup once every five years or more frequently if you are undergoing treatment for high triglycerides or have risk factors of heart disease; Diabetics as triglycerides increase when blood sugar levels or not managed well.
Fasting is required 12-14 hours prior to giving blood sample. Also, a stable diet for 2-3 weeks prior to testing is recommended.
Your health is a valuable asset that needs to be protected all the time. Harmful habits, genetic disposition, and other factors can contribute to the development of diseases. But, you may get ahead of any health problems if you regularly evaluate your overall health and choose to live a healthier life. Take your health in your hands with our Triglycerides Blood Test.