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Test Code 256(includes HDL-C and triglycerides )

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High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol/Triglycerides Ratio (HDL-C/TG)

The ratio of high density lipoprotein cholesterol/triglycerides is a calculated measure. Low levels of this ratio are very strongly linked to diabetes, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome.

Methodology

HDL-C/TG Ratio is calculated as follows:
HDL-C/TG Ratio = HDL-C/TG

Patient Preparation

8-12 hour fast prior to collection.  Patient may drink water only.

Preferred Specimen

1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) collected in serum separator tube (SST/Tiger Top)

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL EDTA plasma (0.5 mL minimum) collected in plasma separator tube (Pearl Top)

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated (ship on frozen cold packs)

Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days

Lab Values

Lab Values

High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol/Triglycerides Ratio (HDL-C/TG)

  • Optimal: >0.50
  • Borderline: 0.25–0.50
  • Increased Risk: <0.25
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Clinical Significance

Clinical Significance

High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol/Triglycerides Ratio (HDL-C/TG)

Low levels of the HDL-C/TG ratio are strongly linked to CVD risk, diabetes, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome.

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Treatment Options

Treatment Options

High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol/Triglycerides Ratio (HDL-C/TG)

  • Lifestyle modification
  • Statins
  • Niacin
  • Fibrates
  • Fish oil
Clinical Significance