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ID:205 Triglycerides
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DescriptionTriglycerides are esters of the trihydric alcohol glycerol with 3 long chain fatty acids. They are partly synthesised in the liver and partly ingested in food.
IndicationDiagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus, nephrosis, liver obstruction, lipid metabolism disorders, and numerous endocrine disorders.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary RequirementsA fasting sample >14hrs needed for diagnostic purposes
InterpretationTriglycerides raise by approx 100% after a meal but in normal individuals the TG concentration rarely rises above the reference range and a raised value indicates a lipid disorder.

DepartmentBiochemistry
SampleBlood
TubeSerum or Heparin
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsUse gold top (serum gel) tube except for Intensive care units, renal unit, transplant unit, patients on IV heparin (use Green/yellow top tube for these patients).
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Daily

Ref. Range (Male)<1.7 (fasting)
Ref. Range (Female)<1.7 (fasting)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsmmol/L
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentMinimum re-test interval = 28 days

Originally edited by : MC. Review due on 04/12/2015 16:11:51. Published By Sylvia bennett on 04/12/2014 16:11:51.