Triglycerides – Serum
This test is ordered to assess the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in an individual and to make treatment decisions when the risk is borderline or high. The test can also be used to monitor individuals who have some risk factors for heart disease or who have been undergoing treatment for high triglycerides or high lipid levels.
Specimen Type: Blood
Test Preparation: It is advisable to fast for at least 10 to 12 hours before taking the test.