Triglycerides, Fluid

Abbrev Code:FTRIGP   
Order Code:LAB200Order Name:Triglyceride Fluid
Methodology:Bichromatic endpoint
St. Joseph: Enzymatic GPO
CPT Codes: 84478 x1
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 temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, St. Joseph's)


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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