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Triglycerides Blood Test

Triglycerides Blood Test

This test measures the level of triglycerides in your blood to assess your heart disease risk.
Blood sample 1 test included 2 working days turnaround


Triglycerides are a type of fat that circulate in the blood. After you eat, the body converts excess calories into triglycerides which are then transported to cells to be stored as fat. The body releases triglycerides to be used for energy.

Having high triglycerides is thought to put you at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It isn't totally clear whether it is the triglycerides themselves which are harmful, or an underlying condition, such as diabetes or obesity, which is the problem. Both of these conditions are known to increase cardiovascular risk directly, as well as cause high triglycerides. 

This blood test measures triglyceride levels to assess your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Cholesterol Status

Fast 8 - 10 hrs prior to sample being taken. Do not consume alcohol 24 hrs before test or cease prescribed medication without consulting your Doctor.

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.