Triglycerides (TG) (102)

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CPT Code:


Test Type: 1.0 mL Serum Kit Based
Stability Time:

Refrigerated: 10 days


Triglycerides are composed of three fatty acids attached to glycerol that function as fat storage (adipose tissue) or may be used for energy. Triglycerides are the primary lipid component in chylomicrons and very low-density lipoproteins but are also found in other lipoproteins.

Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

8-12 hour fast prior to collection. Patient may drink water only.

Collection Instructions:

1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) collected in serum separator tube (SST/Tiger Top)

Refrigerated (ship on frozen cold packs)