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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|