Test Details & Preparation
Triglycerides are another type of fat in the blood. High triglyceride levels usually mean you regularly eat more calories than you burn. High levels can increase your risk of heart disease. Ideally, your triglyceride level should be less than 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L). The American Heart Association (AHA) states that a triglyceride level of 100 mg/dL (1.1 mmol/L) or lower is considered "optimal."
Triglycerides test is performed on a sample of blood to measure level of Triglycerides in blood. It is performed to confirm Heart Disorder and Obesity and also during treatment and after treatment of Heart Disorder and Obesity.
No special preparation is needed for Triglycerides. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Triglycerides. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.