- Reporting Time:
- 6 HOURS
- Specimen Type:
- Home Collection:
- It is recommended that the person fasting for at least 10-12 hours before the test. Person is advised not to eat or drink anything except water prior to the test
Parameters Covered in the above test : 1
To assess the risk of developing a heart disease, to monitor the effectiveness of lipid - lowering therapy.
To assess the risk of developing heart disease and to monitor the effectiveness of lipid-lowering therapy.
Triglycerides test is usually done as a part of a lipid profile to assess an individual's risk of developing heart disease and to plan and monitor the treatment for borderline or high risk cases. Elevated triglyceride levels may be a risk factor for atherosclerosis, fatty liver disease and pancreatitis.High triglyceride levels can also be associated with diabetes, kidney disease , cirrhosis of liver, hypothyroidism and the use of some medications like beta blockers, diuretics, birth control pills, etc. Normal triglyceride levels in the blood are less than 150 mg per deciliter (mg/dL). High triglyceride levels can be treated by lifestyle changes like diet or regular exercise and/or by lipid-lowering drugs (statins).
1. What is the plan of treatment to lower triglyceride levels?
High triglycerides caused by diabetes, obesity, renal failure, or alcoholism can be treated by treating the primary cause Lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and increased exercise and lipid-lowering medications such as statins
2. What is VLDL?
VLDL is a lipoprotein which has a maximum amount of circulating triglycerides and is estimated by dividing triglyceride value (in mg/dL) by 5 when the triglyceride is less than 400 mg/dL.
3. Is high level of triglycerides associated with any symptoms?
Usually, people with high levels of triglycerides are asymptomatic. Rarely they may have repeated attacks of acute pancreatitis (pain in the upper half of the stomach area that develops suddenly and then gradually gets worse, fever, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes jaundice). They may even develop lesions on the skin called xanthomas( on the back, chest, buttocks, shoulders, and thighs).