Triglycerides

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180,00 rsd

Obrtno Vreme

4h

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Blood Draw

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Biochemistry

Triglycerides are a type of fat that provide energy for the body. They are consumed through diet, and after being absorbed in the digestive tract, they are either used as fuel or stored in fat tissue. High levels of triglycerides in the blood can increase the risk of heart disease. Testing for triglycerides is useful for assessing these levels and identifying potential heart disease risk. Visit IntroLab in Belgrade to take this test and contact us for detailed information on the prices of triglyceride and cholesterol tests.

Triglyceride test – Indications

A triglyceride test assesses the risk of heart disease and monitors the effectiveness of lipid-lowering therapy. It is recommended for individuals undergoing routine medical check-ups, where the entire lipid profile (including total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol) is analyzed. It is also advised periodically for individuals at increased risk of heart disease, where the full lipid profile is reviewed along with other markers. This test is also suggested for those on treatment to lower blood fat levels, including those who have adopted a healthier lifestyle.

Laboratory testing for triglycerides is recommended for:

  • Individuals over 18 should have this test every 5 years or more frequently.
  • Women over 50 should have it every six months or more often.
  • Men aged 45 and older should also have it every six months or more often.

Interpreting results

Results are typically expressed in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or millimoles per liter (mmol/L) of blood.

  • Normal Range: Normal triglyceride levels are considered to be less than 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L).
  • Elevated Triglyceride Levels: High triglyceride levels, generally above 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L), may indicate hypertriglyceridemia. Elevated triglycerides are often linked to risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or genetic factors. Additionally, high alcohol intake and an unhealthy diet high in fats and sugars can increase triglyceride levels.
  • Heart Disease Risk: High triglyceride levels can be associated with an increased risk of heart disease, especially when accompanied by other risk factors like high LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), low HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), or high blood pressure.

Consult with your doctor or a healthcare professional for a detailed interpretation of your blood test results, including triglyceride levels. Based on these results, your doctor can identify potential problems and recommend steps to maintain heart health. This may involve lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments, and potentially medication to control triglyceride levels.

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Uzorak: Venous Blood

Obrtno vreme: 4h

Priprema: Before blood sampling, it is important to fast for 9 to 12 hours. However, drinking water is allowed. Additionally, alcohol consumption is not permitted 24 hours before the blood draw.

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