Feb 8, 2018




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Triglycerides (TRIG) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Triglycerides

Test Name: Triglycerides

Health Link Test Code: TRIG

LIS Test Code: TRIG

CPT Code(s): 84478

Included In: Lipid Panel

Methodology: Glycerol Phospate Oxidase

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Patient Preparation:

Fasting specimen is preferred. Patient should fast for a minimum of 10 hours and be heparin free for 48 hours prior to specimen collection. The patient can only have water during the fasting period.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)

Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.4 mL

Stability Ambient:

2 days

Stability Refridgerated:

7 days

Stability Frozen:

>1 year

Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. If a complete barrier has not formed, transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


Age 0 days - 9 years:

Based on NHLBI Guidelines

 <75 mg/dL Acceptable
 75 - 99 mg/dL Borderline
 >99 mg/dL High

Age 10 years - 19 years:

Based on NHLBI Guidelines

 <90 mg/mdL Acceptable
 90 - 129 mg/dL Borderline
 >129 mg/dL High

Age 20 years and up

Based on NCEP ATP - III Guidelines

 <150 mg/dL Normal
 150 - 199 mg/dL Borderline High
 200 - 499 mg/dL High
>499 mg/dL Very High



Interpretation Type: Interpretive Guidelines