One of the medical exams that can help identify fat levels in your blood is to test for triglycerides.
The calories the body does not need turn into triglycerides, which can accumulate until they become a risk of heart disease or pancreatitis.
Often taken with cholesterol testing, this test consists of giving a blood sample that identifies these levels and helps pinpoint any related risks.
The normal parameters of the results of these exams, according to MedlinePlus, are as follows:
● Normal: under 150 mg/dL
● Borderline high: 150 to 199 mg/dL
● High: 200 to 499 mg/dL
● Very high: 500 mg/dL or higher
Both preventing and treating this condition is based on practicing healthy life habits that prioritize healthy eating and exercise.
If your test results show your triglyceride levels are above 500, your most likely alternative is to take medication to lower them and prevent other risks from developing.