At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
As part of a lipid profile during a medical examination, after a diagnosis of pancreatitis, or if you are being treated for high triglycerides
A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm
Test Preparation Needed?
None. Fasting is not routinely required when checking triglyceride concentration (the guidance on this changed in 2014). However, there may be circumstances when fasting is still required, so follow your doctor's advice.