Triglycerides

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

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:
Unspun: 6 hours
Spun/Separated:
Room Temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 3 months
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range Normal: See Table below
Comments

Included in lipid panel: Must be fasting at least 9 hours when used for CHD risk assessment; 12 hour fast preferred.

ATP III Classification Guidelines: Triglycerides
Adult ranges: NHLBI Recommended Ranges
Optimal: Borderline High High Very High
<150 mg/dL 150-199 mg/dL 200-499 mg/dL ≥500 mg/dL

Reviewed by jcayless on March 17, 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