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Triglycerides, body fluid

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB200

 

Methodology: 

Enzymatic

Schedule: 

On request

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL Body Fluid in a Sterile Container.
Pediatric volume: 0.3 mL.

 

Reference Interval: 

See Table below for fluid specific reference ranges

Peritoneal:

Triglycerides > 200 mg/dL (usually > 1000 mg/dL) indicate chylous ascites

Pleural:

Chylothorax: Cholesterol < 200 mg/dL and Triglycerides > 110 mg/dL
Pseudochylothorax: Cholesterol > 200 mg/dL and Triglycerides < 50 mg/dL

CPT Code(s): 

84478

Last Changed: 

7/2/2018 3:06 PM

Last Reviewed: 

7/2/2018 3:06 PM