Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma
0020040
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
TRG
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Fasting specimen is preferred.  
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body Fluid (refer to Triglycerides, Fluid, ARUP test code 0020713).Collection tubes with glycerol-lubricated stoppers.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
30-149 mg/dL
Interpretive Data
A normal fasting serum triglycerides concentration in adults is 149 mg/dL or less. A borderline-high fasting serum triglycerides concentration in adults is 150 to 199 mg/dL. A high fasting serum triglycerides concentration in adults is 200 to 499 mg/dL. A very high fasting serum triglycerides concentration in adults is 500 mg/dL or greater.
Note
CPT Code(s)
84478
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020040Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma
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Cross References
  • Serum triglycerides
  • TG blood
  • Trig