Triglycerides, Pleural Fluid

Test Code

CPT Codes

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

Minimum Volume
0.4 mL

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 28 days
Frozen: 28 days

Spectrophotometry (SP)

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

Reference Range
Chylous >110 mg/dL
Nonchylous <50 mg/dL

Clinical Significance
Triglyceride analysis on fluids is usedful to distinguish between transudate and exudate

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.