A test that measures triglycerides in the blood. Most body fat is in the form of triglycerides stored in your tissues, and only a small amount is usually found in the bloodstream. High blood triglyceride levels are often accompanied by factors such as low HDL (good cholesterol) levels or a tendency toward diabetes, so high triglycerides in your blood may be a sign of a problem that contributes to heart disease.

Triglycerides level Triglycerides category
Less than 150 mg/dL Normal
150 - 199 mg/dL Borderline high
200 - 499 mg/dL High
500 mg/dL and above Very high