- Triglycerides Are a Type of Fat Found In Blood and a Triglycerides Test Can Help Determine Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease
- This Blood Test for Triglycerides Requires Just a Small Blood Spot Sample Collection in the Privacy of Your Own Home - No Blood Draw Necessary!
- Confidential Results Available in Just 5-7 Business Days From Date Specimen is Received
- No Additional Lab Fees and Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping is Included
- Due to State Law, This Test Can Not be Shipped to NY State
*In order to receive results, please print your email address clearly in the test requisition form included in the kit.
- Elevated levels of triglycerides are often found in those with insulin resistance and/or diabetes
- Other risk factors for high triglycerides include:
- Lack of physical activity
- Poor diet - particularly one high in carbohydrates
- Excessive alcohol use
- Those with high levels of triglycerides can potentially decrease their levels with lifestyle changes including a healthy diet, exercise and weight loss (where appropriate)
What is a triglyceride test?
A triglyceride test is a simple blood test that measures your levels of one type of fat found in the blood. High triglycerides blood test results can increase a person's risk of developing coronary artery disease. This is especially true for women. Regular triglyceride testing can help monitor your heart disease risk and allow for lifestyle changes to lower that risk.
What's included with this triglycerides test kit?
Our ZRT Labs at home test kit includes everything you need to collect a small dried blood spot sample for testing including an alcohol prep pad, sterile gauze, sterile lancets, a blood spot card, a band aid, collection instructions, test requisition form and prepaid return shipping label (for those located within the United States).
Should I fast before performing my blood spot sample collection?
For the most accurate triglyceride levels, it's best to fast overnight and collect your sample in the morning upon waking.
What is the normal range for a triglycerides test results?
The National Cholesterol Education Program defines normal fasting triglycerides levels as being below 150 mg/dL although some studies have shown that fasting levels below 100 mg/dL are a more optimal cutoff for risk assessment of coronary heart disease.
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