What is Triglycerides (TG) in terms of Nursing Labs?
Triglycerides (TG) are required to provide energy during the metabolic process, excess triglycerides are stored in adipose tissue.
What are the Indications for Triglycerides ?
- Evaluate for:
- Elevated triglycerides
- Risk for atherosclerotic heart disease and stroke
What would cause increased levels of Triglycerides ?
- Myocardial Infarction (MI)
- Alcoholic cirrhosis
- High carbohydrate diet
- Anorexia nervosa
- Hypertension (HTN)
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Renal failure
What would cause decreased levels of Triglycerides ?
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Liver disease
Date Published - Aug 11, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 21, 2019