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Triglyceride

Mnemonic

TRIG

Synonym

TG - Triacylglycerols - TRIG

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient should fast for 12 hours or more.

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

View image for Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL serum or plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL serum or plasma (0.6 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤-20°C): 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Enzymatic

Reference Values

Reference Values

Comments

Venipuncture immediately after or during the administration of Metamizole (Dipyrone) may lead to falsely low results for Triglyceride. Venipuncture should be performed prior to administration of Metamizole.

CPT Codes

84478

Last Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2021 01:16:12 AM


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