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Triglycerides, Body fluid
|In House Availability||24 hours per day 76 days per week|
|Method||Spectrophotometric (glycerophosphate oxidase)|
|Container type||Red top or clean container|
|Amount to Collect||5 mL fluid|
|Sample type||Body fluid|
|Preferred volume||1 mL fluid|
|Min. Volume||0.2 mL fluid|
|Stability||Room temperture 8 hours, refrigerated 2 days, frozen at -20C 1 week|
|Turn around times||4 hours|
|Additional information||Turbid samples, including watery stools, will be centrifuged and the test run on the supernatant.
To convert mg/dL to mmol/L (SI units) multiply by 0.0113.
Increased levels of bilirubin may artifactually decrease the result.
A pleural fluid triglyceride concentration greater than 110 mg/dL or presence of chylomicrons is consistent with a diagnosis of chylothorax whereas a triglyceride level less than 50 mg/dL makes the diagnosis less likely. A ratio of pleural fluid cholesterol to triglyceride of less than 1 is also considered diagnostic (Chest. 2008 PMID: 18339791)
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|Last Updated||1/28/2015 3:39:52 PM|
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