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Triglycerides Blood Test
Triglycerides Blood Test
Triglycerides Blood Test
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 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Cholesterol Status

Cholesterol Status (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

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.
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.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

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.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. 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.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

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.