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Test Name:Triglycerides
Epic Order Code:LAB134
CPT Code:84478  
Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum, 0.5 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tube tops are light green and gold.
Testing Schedule:24 hrs day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
 Routine: 2 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma/serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:0 - 199 mg/dL
Additional Information:Test included in Lipid Panel. Endogenous unesterified glycerol in the sample will falsely elevate serum triglycerides. Ascorbic acid and calcium dobesilate cause artificially low triglyceride results. Intralipid is directly measured as analyte in this assay and leads to high triglyceride results.