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Triglycerides

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4.8
NABL, CAP, ISO
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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations

Overview of Triglycerides

Test Description

As part of a lipid profile during a regular medical exam (at least once every five years for adults; for children, at least once between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between the ages of 17 and 21); more frequently if you have risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes or if you are being treated for high triglycerides.

Why Get Tested

  1. As a part of lipid profile along with cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL
  2. As a part of routine health check up
  3. If you are already a diagnosed case of heart disease 
  4. If you have risk factors for heart disease like cigarette smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or a family history of heart disease
  5. Ideally, adolts shoold get this test done for screening purposes once every five years even if they don't have any risk factors  
  6. If you are taking lipid lowering medicines 


Precautions

  • Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours before the test.

What Results of Triglycerides mean?

Interpretations

      The triglyceride levels are categorized as:

  •        Desirable: Less than 150 mg/dL
  •        Borderline high: 150 to 199 mg/dL 
  •        High: 200 to 499 mg/dL 
  •        Very high: Greater than 500 mg/dL 

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CAP

ISO

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