TRIGLYCERIDE

Mnemonic

TRIG

Synonym

TG - Triacylglycerols - TRIG

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

Spun specimens collected using the lithium heparin tubes (PST) are stable up to 7 days refrigerated on the primary gel tube. AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: (15-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated: (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (-20°C): 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Enzymatic

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

ADULT:
Desirable: <150 mg/dL
Boderline High: 150-199 mg/dL
High Risk: 200-499 mg/dL
Very High: equal to or >500 mg/dL

CPT Codes

84478

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:32 AM