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How to check your Triglycerides levels with a home finger-prick blood test kit

What Is A Triglycerides Test For?

A Triglycerides test is also known as a TRIG test.

Triglycerides are a form of dietary fat found in meats, dairy produce and cooking oils.

Unlike cholesterol, it is not certain whether triglycerides contribute to the risk of cardiovascular disease or whether underlying conditions such as diabetes or obesity are the problem.

However, there is evidence to suggest that this is the case so it is generally recommended to keep your blood levels low - especially if you are already at risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Triglycerides Testing UK Statistics 2021

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18.8% of people tested have Triglycerides levels which are too high.

And 0.3% have levels that are too low.

The average Triglycerides result is 1.7 mmol/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.

Human male body

Men tend to report higher Triglycerides in their blood than women.

As many as one in four men tested have high levels of Triglycerides

Normal range test results


of people have Triglycerides blood levels in the normal range. Do you?

Are you in the 80.9% with normal results?

What If Triglycerides Test Levels Are High?

What If Triglycerides Test Levels Are High?

There are many causes of high triglycerides, which include inhertiable traits, having a high fat or high sugar diet, high intake of alcohol, obesity and diabetes.

Healthier lifestyle changes to consider include:

  • Try to lower the saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol in your diet. Cutting back on carbohydrates should help too.
  • Eating more oily fish such as mackerel, sardines, tuna and salmon which are high in omega-3s, a fat that’s good for you. It may be hard to get enough omega-3s from food so you can also consider supplements.
  • Increased exercise & weight loss.  If you’re carrying extra pounds, especially around your belly, losing 5% to 10% of your weight can lower triglycerides. 
  • Reduced alcohol consumption. Not only is alcohol high in sugar and calories, it can have a significant effect on your triglyceride levels.

If these steps are insufficient your doctor may prescribe drugs to help reduce your triglyceride levels.

How To Test Triglycerides?

Health testing for Triglycerides levels in your blood

The Triglycerides (Tg) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Triglycerides in a fingerprick blood sample.

You can check your Triglycerides levels by buying a home finger-prick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Cholesterol Home Test Kit includes a Triglycerides test and is available for just £49.

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Other Biomarkers Often Tested With Triglycerides

Why Take The Triglycerides Test?

Our cholesterol home blood test kit checks the levels of specific fats in your blood including triglycerides and 'Good' and 'Bad' cholesterol.

High levels of cholesterol significantly increase the risk from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

Assessing your cholesterol levels allows you to make targeted healthy lifestyle choices to reduce your risk from cardiovascular diseases.

Take control of your health without any of the inconvenience of going to the doctors with one of Vitall’s at-home blood tests.

Who Should Take The Triglycerides Blood Test?

Measure blood fats and assess your risk from heart disease using a home finger-prick blood test kit.

You get the convenience of home testing with the reassurance of professional clinical analysis. Your results are delivered quickly & securely online.

This Cholesterol Test is advised if you:

  • are overweight or obese (have a high BMI);
  • are, or have been, a smoker;
  • don't do much exercise or lead a sedentary lifestyle;
  • drink alcohol regularly or are a binge drinker;
  • have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) ;
  • have diabetes, or impaired glucose tolerance;
  • have family history of heart disease;
  • have immediate family who have had a heart attack, stroke or heart bypass surgery;
  • have kidney disease;
  • have polycystic ovary syndrome;
  • want the convenience of home testing without waiting for a GP appointment;
  • need a high quality, clinically accredited test done in a professional clinical laboratory.

Take a complete health check-up with Vitall.

How Much Do Cholesterol Tests Cost?

The Vitall cholesterol test is available online for just £49. Your home test kit will be dispatched by free first class post for delivery to your door.

For the best value testing you can also upgrade this cholesterol home test to tests which also measure other biomarkers, including:

  • Cholesterol & hs-CRP - Check blood fat levels with highly sensitive heart disease risk analysis.
  • Artery Health - Assess artery health and your risk from hardening or furring of the arteries.

When you checkout to buy your cholesterol test online we also offer additional options, including:

  • Upgrade to next day delivery of your home test kit for an additional £7.99.
  • Visit the Patient Reception in central London for just £25. Your cholesterol test sample can be collected by a qualified nurse for immediate analysis.
  • Have a nurse visit you to collect the sample for your cholesterol test, this is available within the M25 area for just £149.

Whichever option you choose at checkout, buying the best cholesterol test online in the UK with Vitall ensures high quality results from an accredited laboratory.

Take control of your health today with one of Vitall’s home blood tests.

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