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Triglycerides

Alias: TR, TRIG

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Triglycerides are the chemical form in which most fat exists in food as well as in the body. They are present in blood plasma and, in association with cholesterol, form the plasma lipids.Excess triglycerides in plasma is called hypertriglyceridemia, which is linked to the occurrence of coronary artery disease in some people. Elevated triglycerides may be a consequence of other disease, such as untreated diabetes mellitus.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Lipid
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Male and Female
less than 15 days - 0.9 - 2.9 mmol/L
15dys to less than 1yr - 0.6 - 2.9 mmol/L
1yr to less than 19yrs - 0.5 - 2.2 mmol/L
Adult - < 1.7 mmol/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 09-05-2024