Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma
Use to assess cardiovascular disease risk and guide therapy.
Quantitative Enzymatic Assay
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
Fasting specimen is preferred.
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.
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)
Body Fluid (refer to Triglycerides, Fluid, ARUP test code 0020713).Collection tubes with glycerol-lubricated stoppers.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months
Effective February 22, 2022
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.
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0020040||Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma||2571-8|
- Serum triglycerides
- TG blood