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Test Code TRIG BF Body Fluid Triglycerides

Clinical System Name

Body Fluid Triglycerides

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Body Fluid

Container(s):  Sterile Screw-Capped Container, Sterile Screw-Capped Tube or Syringe

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.1 mL


Note:  Abdominal, ascites, body, chest, peritoneal pleural and thoracent fluid in Gold SST or Red tubes are also acceptable.


Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Incorrect specimen contatiner (no EDTA), age of specimen

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8oC

Storage location: Core 5 Chemistry Refrigerator

Notes:  Aliquot 0.5 mL of well-mixed body fluid into a plastic aliquot tube and centrifuge. If a lipid layer is present, chemistry scientist should remove sample from cells and remix for a homogenous fluid before analyzing.


Off-site collection: Note type of body fluid on requisition. Centrifuge a well-mixed aliquot of body fluid; remove supernatant from cells. Refrigerate specimen 2-8oC.



Specimen Type Temperature Time
Body Fluid RT

3 D

Body Fluid 2-8oC

 7 D

Body Fluid -20oC or -70oC

 180 D



STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    


Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

Reference Range

No reference ranges are available for this test.


Method:  Colorimetric by Vitros 4600

Analytical Volume:  0.02 mL + 0.03 mL dead space

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