Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Triglycerides, Plasma

Test Name: Triglycerides, Plasma
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Core UH & VH
Specimen Type: 4.5 mL Green top Vacutainer

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Green top Microtainer (BD 365985)
2-10 yrs: 3 mL Green top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Patient must have fasted for at least 12 hours pre-collection.

Minimum volume required for a pediatric sample is 0.2 mL
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
24 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: * See interpretation of lipid profile
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease at triglycerides level greater than 2.0 mmol/L; increased risk of acute pancreatitis at triglycerides level greater than 10.0 mmol/L (Lancet 2014;384:626-635).
Effective Date: 2008-11-15
Revised Date: 2015-04-24
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Triglyceride:
Suggested optimal plasma triglyceride concentration is <1.50 mmol/L. Triglyceride level >10.00 mmol/L is a risk factor for pancreatitis
Special Processing:  
Comments: Cholesterol target levels are dependent upon patient 10-year risk of coronary artery disease (Can J Cardiol 2013;29:151-67).
Method of Analysis: Enzymatic Colorimetric
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
TRIG
 
Referred To:  

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