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Test Name

Triglycerides

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CPT Code(s)**

84478
**IMPORTANT: CPT Code is informational only; obtain the Test Code for ordering.

Methodology

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Reference Range(s)

≤9 Years   <75 mg/dL    
10-19 Years <90 mg/dL   
≥20 Years <150 mg/dL    

Clinical Significance

Serum triglyceride analysis has proven useful in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus, nephrosis, liver obstruction, other diseases involving lipid metabolism, and various endocrine disorders. In conjunction with high density lipoprotein and total serum cholesterol, a triglyceride determination provides valuable information for the assessment of coronary heart disease risk.

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

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Triglycerides
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