Triglycerides


Abbrev Code:TRIG   
Order Code:LAB134Order Name:Triglycerides
Synonyms:Lipid
Methodology:Bichromatic endpoint
St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds: Enzymatic GPO
CPT Codes: 84478 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds-Green (lithium heparin, no gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel), St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds - Red (no gel)
Patient Preparation:Please do not eat 10-12 hours before your appointment if you are coming in fasting for labs on lipids, cholesterol, or glucose (sugar). This does not apply to pregnant women.
Water, tea or black coffee (with nothing added) is okay. Do not drink other fluids, diet soda or chew gum.
If you have concerns about taking your medications, please send a message by clicking on Secure Messaging, Message Your Care Team.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 24 hours; refrigerated - 7 days; frozen - 3 months.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (M Health Maple Grove Clinic, Range, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Lipid Reference Ranges
Use:Determine lipid-related risk of macrovascular disease. New practice guidelines issued by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEO) are available at www.nhlgi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/index.htm.


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