A triglycerides test measures the amount of triglycerides in your blood.
Total blood cholesterol is a collective term involving estimation of LDL, HDL, VLDL and Triglycerides. Test results give a preliminary assessment of the individuals risk for heart disease, which guides further specific testing to reach a definitive diagnosis.
Lipid profile should be tested by every healthy adult in every 4 to 6 years. However, your doctor may recommend the test for you if you hve certain risks of heart disease. They include:
- Heavy smoking
- Bad lifestyle
- High BP
Triglycerides are how your body stores fat and an elevated level is directly linked to heart disease.
Age Group (Years)
Common (Both Male & Female) mg/dL
Less than 150
200 - 499
500 or higher
High triglyceride levels are associated with increased natural tendency for heart disease. Increase in levels can be attributed to a number of causes -including a high-fat diet or one that is high in saturated fat, trans-fats and cholesterol, physical inactivity, being overweight, cigarette smoking, high alcohol consumption, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disorders.
It can also co-exist with conditions such as type 2 diabetes or kidney disease.
When triglycerides are very high (greater than 1000 mg/dl), there is a risk of developing pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) in children and adults.
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Metropolis has a team of 200 senior pathologists and over 2000 technicians delivering diagnostic solutions in the areas of routine, semi specialty and super specialty domains like Oncology, Neurology, Gynaecology, Nephrology and many more.
We offer a comprehensive range of 4000+ clinical laboratory tests and profiles, which are used for prediction, early detection, diagnostic screening, confirmation and/or monitoring of the disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes our laboratory is accredited by the NABL (National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration of Laboratories) India & College of American Pathologists (CAP). This accreditation process is carried out every 2 years for NABL & annually for CAP with periodic internal audits carried out twice in a year. All our aforementioned tests are accredited by NABL & CAP.
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We will deliver reports on your email id, check the email received from Metropolis India. You can also download it by signing in to your profile in our website or in TruHealth App
You can select the best health package suited to you based on your gender, age and lifestyle.
Yes, you don’t need to pay any additional charges for the tests worth Rs.1500 or more.
We collect samples from home between 7 AM to 9 PM. we offer Blood collection service on Sunday’s as well.
Doctor’s prescription is not required if you avail any wellness package. For any illness test, prescription might be required.
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