Triglycerides, Peritoneal Fluid

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL peritoneal fluid collected in a sterile plastic leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
0.4 mL


Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 28 days

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily; Report available: 1 day

Reference Range
<65 mg/dL

Clinical Significance
Peritoneal fluid triglyceride determination can distinguish cirrhotic versus malignant ascites.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

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.