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Triglycerides

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Also known as: TG; TRIG
Formal name: Triglycerides

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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). Sep 2002. PDF available for download at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/atp3full.pdf through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed July 21, 2013

American Heart Association. Getting Healthy -Triglycerides. Available online at http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Triglycerides_UCM_306029_Article.jsp through http://www.heart.org. Accessed July 21, 2013.

(November 2012) American Association of Family Physicians. High Cholesterol. Available online at http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/high-cholesterol.html through http://familydoctor.org. Accessed July 19, 2013.

Kavey R-EW, et al. Expert panel on integrated guidelines for cardiovascular health and risk reduction in children and adolescents: Summary report. Pediatrics 2011; 128: DOI:10.1542/peds.2009-2107C. PDF available for download at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/site/misc/2009-2107.pdf through http://pediatrics.aappublications.org. Accessed July 2013.

Citkowitz E. Hypertriglyceridemia. Medscape Reference article, updated August 2, 2012. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/126568-overview#a0199 through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed September 2013.

Gardner T. Acute Pancreatitis. Medscape Reference article, updated September 3, 2013. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/181364-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed September 2013.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Thomas, Clayton L., Editor (1997). Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA [18th Edition].

Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

American Heart Association. What are healthy levels of cholesterol? Available online at http://216.185.112.5/presenter.jhtml?identifier=183.

American Heart Association. Cholesterol, Home testing devices. Available online at http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4501 through http://www.americanheart.org. Accessed August 2007.

American Heart Association. Triglycerides. Available online at http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4778 through http://www.americanheart.org. Accessed September 2008.

Pagana K, Pagana T. Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests. 3rd Edition, St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier; 2006. Pp 513-515.

(May 2001) Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). PDF available for download at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/atp3full.pdf through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed September 2008.

(April 23, 2007) Mayo Clinic. VLDL cholesterol: What is it? Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vldl-cholesterol/AN01335 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed September 2008.

(June 21, 2008) Mayo Clinic. Triglycerides: Why do they matter? Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/triglycerides/CL00015 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed September 2008.