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Triglycerides

This is an important test that measures the levels of triglycerides in the blood.

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround

£59.00

£39.00

About Triglycerides

What are triglycerides?

Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in the blood. The body converts calories from food into triglycerides. Triglycerides are stored in fat cells or released into the bloodstream to provide the muscles with energy.

Eating excess calories may cause a high level of triglycerides to be present in the blood. High levels of triglycerides in the blood increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke.

Very high triglyceride levels may also lead to acute inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).

Why take the test?

This test measures the levels of triglycerides in the blood and can be used to investigate the risk of developing cardiovascular disease or to identify the cause of pancreatitis.

 

What's tested

Cholesterol Status

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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