Triglyceride levels in the blood are measured by a blood test. Fasting for 12
hours before the test is required, since recent eating and digestion can often
cause the results to be temporarily elevated.
Triglycerides can be measured as part of a lipoprotein panel or lipid panel
in which cholesterol, HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density
lipoprotein) are also measured.
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