Triglycerides, Fluid

Sterile Specimen Cup

Container Type

Test ID LAB200
EPIC ORDER TRIGLYCERIDES, BODY FLUID
CPT Code(s) 84478
Group/Individual Test Group
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine: 30, STAT: 888
Specimen 1 mL Fluid; No Preservative; in sterile specimen container
Stability Unspun: 4 hours
  Spun/Separated,
Room Temperature:
8 hours
  Spun/Separated,
Refrigerated:
7 days
  Spun/Separated,
Frozen:
3 months
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Stat: 1 hour; Routine: 2 hours
Reference Range Undefined
Comments:

Provide fluid type and source.

Reference range is undefined. Other clinical data should be taken into consideration when interpreting these results.

  • Peritoneal fluid Triglycerides >110 mg/dL may suggest chylous ascites
  • Pleural Triglycerides <50 mg/dL excludes a chylothorax.  Pleural Triglycerides >110 mg/dL supports diagnosis of a chylothorax.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on January 11, 2022

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