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Triglycerides

SIM

12520 

CPT

84478 

Synonyms

TRIG 

Specimen Type

Plasma or serum 

Container

3.5 ml Green - Lithium heparin plasma separator 
4.0 ml Gold-top serum separator Green 

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml plasma or serum 
Min: 0.5 ml 

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Plasma:  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Serum:  Allow to clot.  Centrifuge at 3380 rpm’s (±100) for a minimum of 10 minutes

Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room Temperature: 8 hours;  Refrigerated: 5 days 

Rejection Criteria

If not centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

Reference Range

0-10 yrs = 30-100 mg/dl

10–15 yrs = 32-125 mg/dl

15-20 yrs = 37-148 mg/dl

Adult = 44-150 mg/dl

Critical Value

none 

Test Includes

Triglycerides 

Methodology

Glycerol Phosphate Oxidase - Timed-Endpoint method 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

1/31/2018 

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