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Triglycerides

Tube Type

Test ID LAB134
EPIC ORDER
TRIGLYCERIDES
CPT Code(s) 84478
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood/Serum Separator/Gold Top Tube; See comments for important information
micro: 200 µL Blood/Red Top/Serum Separator/Pediatric Bullet
Stability
Unspun: 6 hours
Room Temperature: 3 days
Refrigerator: 7 days
Frozen: 6 months
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range Normal: See Table below
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Centrifuge, Aliquot, Refrigerate
Comments

Must be fasting at least 9 hours when used for CHD risk assessment; 12 hour fast preferred

ATP III Classification Guidelines: Triglycerides
 mg/dL
NHLBI Recommended Ranges for Adults (>20 yrs) (ATP III)
Desirable <150
Borderline High 150-199
High 200-499
Very High >500
Children (5-95th Percentile - LRC): Male
0-4yr 22-99
5-9yr 30-101
10-14yr 32-125
15-19yr 37-148
Children (5-95th Percentile - LRC): Female
0-4yr 34-112
5-9yr 32-105
10-14yr 37-131
15-19yr 39-132

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on January 30, 2017

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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