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Test Code LAB134 Triglycerides, Blood Level

Test Name Alias

Triglycerides Blood Level | 8340

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): 4.5 mL Mint Green Top (Lithium Heparin Gel) or 5.0 mL Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 4.5 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.4 mL

Capillary collect ok? Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Fasting specimen preferred
  • After collection, gently invert tube 8-10 times.
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Processed Specimen: Plasma or Serum

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: Yes

 

Processing Instructions:

  • Fasting specimen preferred
  • Plasma is preferred specimen type
  • Green Tube/Plasma: Centrifuge after collection.
  • Gold Tube/Serum: Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours

Refrigerate: 72 hours

Frozen: aliquot plasma/serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

Optimal <150 mg/dL
Borderline 150 – 199 mg/dL
High CHD Risk 200 – 500 mg/dL
Very High CHD risk >500 mg/dL

 

Performing Department

CHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric

CPT

84478-LAB-TRIGLYCERIDE

CDM Code

4058340

Epic Test ID

1230101241

Interface Order Alias

10064

LOINC

Triglyceride: 2571-8

Reviewed Date

7/1/2017