What is Triglycerides Blood Test?
Triglycerides are a type of fat in your body. The triglycerides circulate in your bloodstream to offer energy to your muscles. After you eat, more triglycerides enter your bloodstream. Your triglyceride level may be high (hypertriglyceridemia) if you consume more calories than your body requires.
Why get a Blood Triglycerides test?
High triglyceride levels have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and other heart and blood vessel illnesses, and extremely high triglyceride levels can result in dangerous medical conditions like pancreatitis.
✓ Triglycerides: measures the number of triglycerides in your blood.
- Being overweight or Obese.
- Drinking alcohol in large quantities frequently.
- Some medicines.
- Low-fat diet.
- Malabsorption syndrome.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for the Triglycerides Blood test is 1-2 working days. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.