Container: Serum (Gold top)

Sample type: Serum

Test name: Triglycerides

Condition / Indication: Lipid disorders

Special precautions & notes: None.

Reference range: Ideally fasting values: 0.5 - 1.7 mmol/L , risk of pancreatitis at high levels. See document below for Reference Ranges in Children (ages 0-18 years). For guidance on hyperlipidaemia treatment guidelines and monitoring patients on lipid lowering therapy please see advice on Remedy (link below)

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours