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Triglycerides - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic Adult:      TRIG
Pediatric: NTRIG
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Laboratory does not require a fasting specimen. Determination of fasting is at the discretion of the ordering physician.

Specimen Handling  
Additional Information

DSC Chemistry tests Triglycerides for outpatients and community patients.

ACH and FMC Chemistry test pediatric Triglycerides for hospital patients.

Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, DSC, FMC
Rural: BMSH
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval

< 18 years

< 1.50 mmol/L
Acceptable limit relative to dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis risk is < 0.85 mmol/L (0-9 years) OR
< 1.02 mmol/L (10-17 years)

18 - 150 years

0.00 - 1.70 mmol/L