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Available Stat? No
Test code TRIG
Performed by? Chemistry
Sendout? no
Price range $
In House Availability 7 days
Principle Enzymatic determination of glycerol with glycerol phosphate-oxidase (GPO) after hydrolysis with lipoprotein lipase. No serum blank is performed.
Interpretation 1. Hypertriglyceridemia occurs in Type I hyperlipoproteinemia, markedly elevated; Types III, IV, V, moderately elevated; diabetes mellitus; pancreatitis; alcoholism; glycogen storage disease; hypothyroidism; nephrosis; pregnancy; gout.

2. Hypotriglyceridemia occurs in hyperthyroidism; malabsorption syndrome; hereditary abeta- or hypobetalipoproteinemia.
Container type gel tube (gold or green top)
Amount to Collect 2 mL
Sample type Blood
Special instructions Fasting specimen required. 12 hours suggested.
Normal range
mg/dL mmol/L
Normal < 150 < 1.69
Borderline high 150 - 199 1.69 - 2.25
High 200 - 499 2.26 - 5.63
Very High ≥ 500 ≥ 5.65
Synonyms Lipid Panel (CHOL, HDL, LKL, TRIG);
Stability Serum triglyceride is reported to be stable for 5 days at 4°C, or 3 months at -20°C.
References 1. Bucolo, G., David, H.: Quantitative determination of serum triglycerides by the use of enzymes. Clin Chem, 19:476, 1973.

2. Bucolo, G., Yabut, J., Chang, T.: Mechanized enzymatic determination of triglycerides in serum. Clin Chem, 21:420, 1975.

3. Fredrickson, D.S., Levy, R.I., Lees, R.J.: Fat transport in lipoproteins - an integrated approach to mechanisms and disorders. NEJM, 276:34, 1967.

4. Fossati P. and Prencipe L.; Serum triglycerides determined colorimetrically with an enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide, Clin Chem 28 (10): 2077 (1982).

5. National Cholesterol Education Panel, Lipid Metabolism Branch, Division Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. US Dept of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD, JAMA 2001:285:2486-97.

6. Young DS. Effects of Drugs on Clinical Laboratory Tests ed. 4. Washington D.C.: AACC Press; 1995.

7. Bayer(TM) Clinical Methods Triglycerides (9) B01-4133-01 Advia 1650 Operator's Guide. PN 073-5001-09. Last accessed June 2003. Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, Malvern, PA.
CPT coding 84478
Last Updated 8/19/2009 1:32:51 PM
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