Triglyceride‐GPO Reagent Set(T531 – 150)
Number of tests:
10 x 15 mL
2 – 8°C
30 days at 2 – 8°C
7 days at 15 ‐ 30°C
36 – 165 mg/dL
It is recommended that each laboratory establish its own range of expected values.
The reagent should be discarded if: (1) The dry powder appears moist and has a dark
discoloration; (2) The reagent fails to meet linearity claims or fails to recover stated
values; (3) The reconstituted reagent has an absorbance of 0.5 or greater against water
at 520 nm.
Note: A yellow or pink coloration is normal.
Limitations of Procedure:
Glycerol in rubber stoppers or in contaminated glassware will elevate triglyceride levels.
Lipemic or grossly icteric samples will cause falsely elevated results consequently a
patient blank should be run. Samples with gross hemolysis or high bilirubin values will
produce falsely elevated triglyceride values. A number of drugs and substances affect the
measurement of triglyceride.