Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Test Usage

Evaluation of hyperlipidemia

Reference Range *

Adult: Desirable Normal <150 mg/dL. Children desirable normal AGES 0-9 YRS: <75 mg/dL. Children desirable AGES 10-18 YRS: <90 mg/dL.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
TRIG
MiChart Code
Triglycerides
Synonyms
  • Trig
  • TRIGLYCERIDES
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic container and refrigerate. Icteric samples (bilirubin >15 mg/dL) may interfere with this assay.

Special Handling

Fasting specimen.

Alternate Specimen
Red top, Green top tube (sodium or lithium heparin). [5/06]
Fasting Specimen
Fasting specimen.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
84478
Fee Code
22149
LOINC
2571-8
NY State Approved
No