- (QUEST DIAGNOSTICS)Description:
Serum triglyceride analysis has proven useful in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus, nephrosis, liver obstruction, other diseases involving lipid metabolism, and various endocrine disorders. In conjunction with high density lipoprotein and total serum cholesterol, a triglyceride determination provides valuable information for the assessment of coronary heart disease risk.
Triglycerides are a type of lipids (fat). Your body gets triglycerides from fats in the food you eat and it can also make triglycerides in the liver. The Trigyceride test will measure the level of triglycerides in your blood.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
****Triglycerides is included in the Lipid Panel.****Patient Instructions:
Patient should fast 9-12 hours prior to collection. Fasting is defined as no consumption of food or beverage other than water for 9 - 12 hours before testing.Categories: Heart Health and Cholesterol