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23067 Triglycerides

Triglycerides
Test Code: TRIG
Useful For
The increased appearance of triglycerides in serum is an important risk factor in the development of arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction.  Secondary hyperlipidemia occurs most frequently in diabetes with an increase seen primarily in the triglyceride content.  Other common conditions associated with hypertriglyceridemia include pancreatitis, alcoholism, nephrotic syndrome, and gout.  After treatment of the basic disease, the serum lipids usually revert to normal.​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Preferred
10 hour
Plasma/Serum​ Lithium-heparin Plasma Separator (PST)​, Serum Separator Tube (SST) Lithium or Sodium-heparin Green Top (GTT), Red Top Tube (RTT) 1 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.6 mL whole blood​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma​/Serum ​ Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Freeze​ 1 year​
Interference

Patient should abstain from alcohol for at least 24 hours, as it can falsely increase triglyceride result.

For Regional Centers performing Triglyceride: N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) may interfere with the Siemens Dimension triglyceride assay and cause falsely depressed results.

For patients receiving NAC treatment, venipuncture should occur prior to NAC administration to prevent this interference.

Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Chippewa Falls​ ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Glyerol Phosphate Oxidas (GPO) Endpoint Assay/Beckman AU
Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
Minocqua ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Stevens Point ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Wisconsin Rapids ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
Test Information
Test is included in Lipoprotein panel. The presence of chylomicrons are not routinely reported with this test. If this information is needed, write "also chylomicrons" on request form or add as a test comment when the order is placed in the computer.​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites
 using Dimension
           20-149 mg/dL​
​Marshfield
​      0 – 14 days:    86 – 300 mg/dL
15 days - <1 yr:    50 – 300 mg/dL
   1 - <19 yr:    40 – 225 mg/dL
Adult >=19 yr: 20 - 149 mg/dL
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84478 ​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Triglycerides
​Cerner ​Triglycerides
​COM ​​Triglyceride
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Preferred
10 hour
Plasma/Serum​ Lithium-heparin Plasma Separator (PST)​, Serum Separator Tube (SST) Lithium or Sodium-heparin Green Top (GTT), Red Top Tube (RTT) 1 mL​ 0.5 mL​ 0.6 mL whole blood​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma​/Serum ​ Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Freeze​ 1 year​
Interference

Patient should abstain from alcohol for at least 24 hours, as it can falsely increase triglyceride result.

For Regional Centers performing Triglyceride: N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) may interfere with the Siemens Dimension triglyceride assay and cause falsely depressed results.

For patients receiving NAC treatment, venipuncture should occur prior to NAC administration to prevent this interference.

Useful For
The increased appearance of triglycerides in serum is an important risk factor in the development of arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction.  Secondary hyperlipidemia occurs most frequently in diabetes with an increase seen primarily in the triglyceride content.  Other common conditions associated with hypertriglyceridemia include pancreatitis, alcoholism, nephrotic syndrome, and gout.  After treatment of the basic disease, the serum lipids usually revert to normal.​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites
 using Dimension
           20-149 mg/dL​
​Marshfield
​      0 – 14 days:    86 – 300 mg/dL
15 days - <1 yr:    50 – 300 mg/dL
   1 - <19 yr:    40 – 225 mg/dL
Adult >=19 yr: 20 - 149 mg/dL
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Chippewa Falls​ ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Glyerol Phosphate Oxidas (GPO) Endpoint Assay/Beckman AU
Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
Minocqua ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Stevens Point ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
​Wisconsin Rapids ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Enzymatic Assay/Siemens Dimension
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
84478 ​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.