Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Triglycerides Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that determines the amount of triglycerides in the blood.


Not known

Patient Preparation

The patient should fast overnight preceding sample collection

Sample Type

Serum or plasma

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p

Sample collection instructions

Plasma or serum should be separated within 45 minutes of sample collection

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

normal: <150mg/Dl"," borderline high;150-199mg/dL"," high:200-499 mg/dL"," very high: >500mg/Dl

Results Turnaround

Within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

High levels may occur with hypothyroiidism"," glycogen storage disease","hyperlipoproteinemia and carbohydrate- sensitive hypertriglyceridemia