Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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TRIGLYCERIDES

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3196         Geisinger Epic ID: 7035

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of plasma or serum; minimum 0.2 mL.
Patient preparation:
Fasting specimen preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow serum to clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 2 days. Refrigerated: 10 days. Frozen: 3 months.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Interpretation guide:
<10 years old:
<75 mg/dL Acceptable
75-99 mg/dL Borderline high
>=100 mg/dL High
   
10 - 18 years old:
<90 mg/dL Acceptable
90-129 mg/dL Borderline high
>=130 mg/dL High
   
>= 19 years old:
<150 mg/dL Acceptable
150-174 mg/dL Borderline high
175-499 mg/dL High
>=500 mg/dL Very High
CPT code(s):
84478
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Triglycerides.
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
Synonyms:
TRIG
Clinical significance:
Serum triglyceride analysis has proven useful in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus, nephrosis, other diseases involving lipid metabolism, and various endocrine disorders. In conjunction with high density lipoprotein and total serum cholesterol, a triglyceride determination provides valuable information for the assessment of coronary heart disease risk.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Jared Shepard
Frequency: Daily, Monday - Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts for NICU patients only    
Performed stat? Yes
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