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Triglycerides

Alternate names:
TG, Trigs
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
RTG,FTG
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Patients must have fasted for 12 hours

Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Notes:

It is the responsibility of the MO ordering the test to give the necessary instructions about fasting, and of the person taking the blood to check, and confirm on the request form, that the patient has fasted prior to collection

See also - Lipid Studies

Patients must have fasted for 12 hours

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval:

Fasting  <2.0 mmol/L