Triglycerides, Fluid

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

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1.25 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 day at room temperture; 7 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


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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