Triglyceride

Code

6170

Principle

Triglycerides are a family of lipids absorbed from the diet and produced endogenously from carbohydrates and fatty acids. Measurement of triglyceride is important in the diagnosis and management of hyperlipidemia. These diseases can be genetic or secondary to other disorders including nephrosis, diabetes mellitus, and endocrine disturbances.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Glycerol Phosphate Oxidase

Limitations

Some specimens, especially those from patients receiving anticoagulant or thrombolytic therapy, may take longer to complete their clotting processes. Fibrin clots may subsequently form in these sera and the clots could cause erroneous test results.