Triglycerides, Fluid


Sunquest Code:FTRIGP  
Epic Code:LAB200Epic Name:Triglyceride Fluid
Methodology:Bichromatic end point
CPT Code:84478
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fluid
Optimal Volume:1.25 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No reference ranges have been established. This result should be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical condition and compared to simultaneous measurement in the patient's blood. Greater than 110 mg/dL, highly suggestive of chylothorax; less than 50 mg/dL, low probability of being chylous; 50-110 mg/dL, equivocal, may need lipoprotein analysis to identify chylomicrons
Use:Evaluate suspected chylothorax.


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