Roche Trig GPO PAP Cat No 11876023 216
Elderly lady, lipid profile previously normal Oct & Nov 11, presents with grossly elevated triglyceride (92.1), otherwise normal profile.
Serum without evidence of chylomicrons etc. Reaction trace on diluted sample normal. Indices normal (slight haemolysis 136).
Repeated sample 2 days later, normal (1.55)
Diagnosis - cough
Method (Roche Modular P) indicates glycerol may interfere. Cough meds often contain glycerol. Coincidence? Can anyone confirm such a dramatic effect before I go down to the chemist!
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