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Clinical presentation of severe hypertriglyceridemia: The signs are clear. Or are they?

Depending on the levels of triglycerides (TGs), patients may or may not have clinical signs or symptoms.

When TG levels increase beyond approximately 750 mg/dL, significant chylomicronemia begins to appear.36 Chylomicronemia presents as a creamy supernatant layer in serum after mild centrifugation and storage of blood samples for 24 hours at 4 degrees C.12