Triglycerides - Serum

Triglycerides - Serum


This test measures the amount of Triglycerides in the blood. Triglycerides are fats and are a source of energy for the body 

This Test Includes

Total Triglycerides

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Triglycerides - Serum Test


  • Fasting: Maintain fasting 10-12 hours before sample collection 
  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only
  • Meals: Please avoid fatty / oily foods , sweets and fruits - 3


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

  • As a part of lipid profile along with cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL.
  • As a part of routine health check up.
  • If you are already a diagnosed case of heart disease.
  • If you have risk factors for heart disease like cigarette smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or a family history of heart disease.
  • If you are taking lipid lowering medicines.

Ideally, adults should get this test done for screening purposes once every five years even if they don't have any risk factors.

What is this test

As part of a lipid profile during a regular medical exam (at least once every five years for adults; for children, at least once between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between the ages of 17 and 21); more frequently if you have risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes or if you are being treated for high triglycerides.