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Trigs, TG.

Common Use:
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.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

ATP III ClassificationConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0113)
NormalLess than 150 mg/dLLess than 1.7 mmol/L
Borderline high150–199 mg/dL1.7–2.2 mmol/L
High200–499 mg/dL2.2–5.6 mmol/L
Very highGreater than 500 mg/dLGreater than 5.6 mmol/L

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