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To evaluate triglyceride (TG) levels to assess cardiovascular disease risk and evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in a green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable.
|ATP III Classification||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0113)|
|Normal||Less than 150 mg/dL||Less than 1.7 mmol/L|
|Borderline high||150–199 mg/dL||1.7–2.2 mmol/L|
|High||200–499 mg/dL||2.2–5.6 mmol/L|
|Very high||Greater than 500 mg/dL||Greater than 5.6 mmol/L|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Triglycerides." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425059/all/Triglycerides.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Triglycerides. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425059/all/Triglycerides. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Triglycerides. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425059/all/Triglycerides
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Triglycerides [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425059/all/Triglycerides.
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