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Person—triglyceride level (measured), total millimoles per litre N[N].N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTriglyceride level (measured)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term359411
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/10/2008
Definition:Help on this termA person's triglyceride level measured in millimoles per litre.
Data Element Concept:Person—triglyceride level

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N].N
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99.9Not stated/inadequately described.
Unit of measure:Help on this termMillimole per litre (mmol/L)

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termRecord the absolute result of the total triglyceride measurement.
Collection methods:Help on this term

Measurement of lipid levels should be carried out by laboratories, or practices, which have been accredited to perform these tests by the National Association of Testing Authorities.

  • To be collected as a single venous blood sample, preferably following a 12-hour fast where only water and medications have been consumed.

Note that to calculate the low-density lipoprotein - cholesterol (LDL-C) from the Friedwald Equation (Friedwald et al, 1972):

  • a fasting level of plasma triglyceride and knowledge of the levels of plasma total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein - cholesterol (HDL-C) is required,
  • the Friedwald equation becomes unreliable when the plasma triglyceride exceeds 4.5 mmol/L, and
  • that while levels are reliable for the first 24 hours after the onset of acute coronary syndromes, they may be unreliable for the subsequent 8 weeks after an event.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCardiovascular Data Working Group

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—triglyceride level (measured), total millimoles per litre N[N].N Health, Superseded 01/10/2008

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