|Description||Elevated triglycerides are an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. Used in diagnosis of metabolic syndrome (>150 mg/dl) and in diagnosis and follow-up of various other disorders.
NOTE: Acetaminophen concentrations at toxic levels and high doses of N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) used to treat acetaminophen intoxication can falsely lower the result of this test.
NOTE: This test, when ordered on Medicare patients, is subject to the National Coverage Determination (NCD) policy "Lipids Testing". Please verify that the diagnosis code (ICD-9) you have chosen demonstrates medical necessity for the test as documented in the physician's patient record. The CMS web site or the NorDx Limited Coverage Documentation Guide are available to assist you with this verification. A properly executed Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) must be submitted with the specimen if medical necessity is not demonstrated by the ICD-9 code chosen or if the frequency of a frequency-limited test is unknown.
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top or serum gel tube following an overnight (9 - 12 hours) fast. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.3 mL) serum refrigerated.|
|MMC Specimen||Draw blood in a plasma gel tube following an overnight (12 - 14 hour) fast. 1.0 mL (0.3 mL minimum) of plasma required.|
|Reference Values||Fasting Specimens: < 150 mg/dL
Non-fasting Specimens: < 175 mg/dL
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|