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Triglycerides Test

Also Known as: Triglyceride Level Test, Triglycerides Serum
Triglyceride
₹ 310

Overnight Fasting of 8-10 Hours is Required

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SERUM

Description - Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. High levels of this fat can lead to issues li ....Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

A triglycerides test is a blood test that quantifies the level of triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood. Blood fats include triglycerides. Your risk of a heart attack or stroke may increase if your triglyceride levels are high. Triglyceride testing can assist you in determining whether you need to take any steps to reduce your risk.

The triglycerides Test is used to diagnose and monitor heart disease, including dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and obesity. It can also be used to evaluate how well these condition treatment is working.

The fat present in the blood is called Triglycerides. They can be raised when you have too much fat in your body. Your chance of having a heart attack or stroke may rise. A triglycerides test can help you know if you have high triglycerides and need to take action to lower your risk.

Before your blood is drawn, you might need to fast (go without food or liquids) for nine to twelve hours. If you need to fast or if there are any additional instructions to follow, your physician will let you know.

The best way to lower triglycerides levels will vary depending on the individual's triglyceride level and other health conditions. However, some general tips that may help lower triglycerides include losing weight, exercising, and reducing your overall caloric intake.

A triglycerides test is done by taking a blood sample. The blood sample is then sent to a lab to be tested for triglycerides.

If your triglyceride levels are really high, the blood supply to your heart or brain can get stopped. The reduction in blood supply to your heart may be the cause of chest pain.

Other Symptoms of high triglycerides are: 

There are many causes of high triglyceride levels. The most common cause is having too much fat in your blood. Other causes include:

  • obesity
  • being overweight
  • having a family history of heart disease
  • being over age 45
  • having diabetes
  • being pregnant
  • eating a lot of processed foods
  • drinking alcohol regularly
  • not getting enough exercise

Triglycerides can be increased by eating too much fat or too many calories from any source. Some foods that are high in triglycerides include: 

 

  • animal fats (such as beef, lamb, duck, pork) 
  • coconut oil
  • whole milk
  • chocolates 
  • sour cream 
  • salad dressings with oil

Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, etc., as well as foods high in omega 3 fatty acids like tuna, salmon, and other fatty fish, can all help decrease triglycerides. Numerous studies have demonstrated that even small amounts of alcohol can have an impact on an individual's triglyceride levels.

The triglyceride normal range is less than 150 mg/dL & A level of 200 - 499 mg/dL or higher is considered high. 

Triglyceride Levels Male Female
Normal  < 150 mg/dL  < 150 mg/dL
Borderline High 150-199 mg/dL 150-199 mg/dL
High 200-499 mg/dL 200-499 mg/dL
Very High ≥ 500 mg/dL ≥ 500 mg/dL

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