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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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/29/2014
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