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Triglyceride Fluid

Ordering Info & Methodology

Test Code

Cerner Synonyms


Triglycerides, Fluid, Chylomicrons, chylous fluid, pseudochylous, chyle

Turn Around Time


Ordering Guide

Specimen Requirements

Sample Type

Collection Container

Alternate Collection Containers


Light Green

Gold, Red, or Sterile non-preservative container

0.5 mL

Add on stability
This is the length of time after sample collection that this analyte is stable. Test can be added to a previously collected sample if the time since collection is less than the add on stability time.

Minimum Volume

Add On Stability

Collection and Shipping Requirements

If FTRIG or FCHOL requested, keep portion of unspun fluid. Label it with non barcoded portion of PDEC label, write “UNSPUN” and store it in Accessioning refrigerator.

Reference Intervals

Female Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval

Male Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval
Additional Notes

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Measurement Uncertainty (MU)
Every laboratory value is an estimate of the true concentration of substance. MU is the 95% confidence interval around that estimate. 95% of the time, the true concentration will be within the range of the reported value ±MU. This value is based on analytical variability (precision) and does not reflect other factors such as sample collection and handling which may also affect the result.


Reported sodium = 140 mmol/L
Sodium MU = 1%
Expanded uncertainty = 140 mmol/L ± 1% or 140mmol/L ± 1.4 mmol/L
Interpretation - the true value of sodium in the sample is in the range 138.6-141.4 mmol/L, with 95% confidence.

Measurement Uncertainty

Pleural fluid: If “chylomicrons” or “query chylous or pseudochylous effusion” requested on fluid, log in FCHOL and FTRIG.

Peritoneal Fluid: If “chylomicrons” or “query “chylous ascites” requested on peritoneal fluid, log in FTRIG.

Drainage Fluid: If “chylomicrons” or “query chyle” requested on drainage fluid, log in FTRIG.

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