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Triglyceride Level

Alternate Names : Serum Triglycerides

Triglyceride Level | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Triglyceride levels are defined as follows:

  • normal is less than 150 mg/dL
  • 150-199 mg/dL is borderline high
  • 200-499 mg/dL indicates high triglycerides
  • 500 mg/dL or above indicates a very high triglyceride level
  • Abnormally high triglyceride levels may be due to:

  • alcohol abuse
  • chronic renal failure and other kidney diseases
  • cigarette smoking
  • diabetes
  • a diet in which more than 60% of the energy intake is from carbohydrates
  • hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland
  • inflammation of the pancreas, which in turn may be caused by high levels of triglycerides
  • an inherited, impaired ability to process fats that results in high levels of fats in the blood
  • lack of physical activity
  • overweight or obesity
  • medicines, including corticosteroids, estrogen, and high doses of beta-blockers
  • Abnormally low triglyceride levels may indicate the following:

  • impaired absorption of nutrients in the intestine
  • malnutrition
  • severe liver disease

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    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
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