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Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID LAB134
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
Unspun: 6 hours
Spun/Separated, Room Temp-3 days
Spun/Separated, Refrigerator: 7 days
Spun/Separated, Frozen: 6 months
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range Normal: See Table below

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

Pediatric ranges: (5-95th Percentile - LRC)

Adult ranges: NHLBI Recommended Ranges

 Age   Male      Female    Unspecified
0-4years  22-99  34-112 32-106
5-9years  30-101  32-105 31-103
10-14yrs  32-125  37-131 35-128
15-19yrs  37-148  39-132 38-140
 >20+ yrs Not gender specific for adults    <150 mg/dL desirable 
      150-199- borderline high 
      200-499- high
      >/=500- very high 

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 16, 2019

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.

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories
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