Pleural Fluids - FLUD, LIPE. Plasma - LIPU
4 mL pleural fluid or 2x4 mL EDTA(Lavender)
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
4 mL pleural fluid,serum or plasma. Store fridge
“Pleural fluids with a triglyceride concentration above 1.24 mmol/L have a 99%chance of being chylos whereas those with a concentration below 0.57 mmol/L have no more than a 5% chance.
Lipoprotein electrophoresis may be helpful by confirming the presence of chylomicra.”
Ann Clin Biochem 2001;38:311-22. Tarn AC, Lapworth R.
Not normally detected in a fasting sample.
Pleural fluids have a Cholesterol and Triglyceride and Lipid Electrophoresis only. A Detected or Not Detected comment is added.
Ultracentrifugation for Plasma, Lipid electrophoresis for fluids.
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Can be tested for in plasma or pleural fluid