What is a Triglycerides test?
The Triglycerides test is used to look for Triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) found in the blood. This test helps to assess the risks of developing blockages in the heart and brain. An increased level of Triglycerides may indicate major heart, kidney, or brain diseases. People following a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating, or those suffering from obesity are more prone to having increased levels of Triglycerides.
When is the Triglycerides test recommended?
It is recommended when:It is difficult to predict the chances of developing heart disease, especially in the presence of risk factors.To monitor the effectiveness of lipid-lowering treatment.As part of routine health, check-ups to screen for lipid disorders.
What does it measure?
The Triglycerides test measures:The number of Triglycerides within the blood.Triglycerides are a kind of body fat (lipid). Chemically, Triglycerides contain three (‘tri-‘) molecules of carboxylic acid combined with a molecule of alcohol glycerol (‘-glyceride’).The Triglycerides test is typically done as a neighbourhood lipid profile which incorporates other tests like cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL).Atherosclerosis may be a disease in which plaque (made from fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances) builds up inside the arteries (blood vessels), leading to a narrowing of the lumen. This restricts the flow of blood to the organs of the other parts of the body.Increased levels of Triglycerides can also be seen in metabolic syndrome (a cluster of metabolic risk factors for disorders, type 2 diabetes, and stroke). Very high triglyceride values can cause inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Triglycerides test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Triglycerides test in Mumbai is Rs. 150.
How often should I get tested for Triglycerides test?
The Triglycerides test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Triglycerides test?
Normal < 150 mg/dlBorderline high: 150–199 mg/dlHigh: 200–499 mg/dlVery High > 500 mg/dl
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Triglycerides test?
Yes, fasting is required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Triglycerides test?
Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8–12 hours before the test.
How can I book the Triglycerides test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.com and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the Triglycerides test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Or our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!