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896: Triglycerides Print View
Triglycerides SP  < 10 years: < 75
< 20 years: < 90
>= 20 years: < 150 
mg/dL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  

Serum triglyceride analysis has proven useful in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus, nephrosis, liver obstruction, 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.

Patients should fast 9-12 hours prior to collection.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
84478

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Reject Criteria: Anticoagulants other than heparin






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