Ordering Recommendation

Assess cardiovascular disease risk and guide therapy.

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.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Assay interference (negative) may be observed when high concentrations of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) are present. Negative interference has also been reported with NAPQI (an acetaminophen metabolite), but only with concentrations at or above those expected during acetaminophen overdose.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

84478

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020040 Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma 2571-8
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Aliases
  • Serum triglycerides
  • TG blood
  • Trig
Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma