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Triglycerides, Plasma or Serum

Test Code

CPT Codes

Note: This test is included in LIPIDP-Lipid Panel.

Preferred Specimen
In-patient: 1 mL plasma from Green top (Lithium Heparin)
Out-patient: 1 mL serum from SST

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL
Note: For neonate requirements see Neonate Minimum Blood Volumes

Other Acceptable Specimens
1 ml serum from Serum Gel or Red Top

Draw patient following an overnight (12-14 hour) fast.
Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.

Specimen Stability
    NCMC BFCMC, McKee & SV
Specimen Type Temperature Time Time
Plasma Li Hep Refrigerate 7 days 2 days
Serum SST Refrigerate 7 days 2 days
Red Top – Separated* Refrigerate 7 days 2 days
*Centrifuge and aliquot into a plastic vial.

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis

Bichromatic End Point

Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Report Available
Same day

Reference Range
Summit View
Normal: <150 mg/dL
Borderline high: 150-199 mg/dL
High: 200-499 mg/dL
Very high: ≥500 mg/dL

0 - 9 years: <75 mg/dL
9 - 19 years: <90 mg/dL
19 - 150 years: <150 mg/dL

Performing Laboratory
Banner Fort Collins Medical Center Laboratory
McKee Medical Center Laboratory
North Colorado Medical Center Laboratory
Summit View Laboratory
Sterling Regional Medical Center
East Morgan County Hospital

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.