For the in vitro quantitative determination of Triglycerides in serum or plasma.
Serum triglycerides are hydrolyzed to glycerol and free fatty acids by lipase. In the presence of ATP and glycerol kinase (GK), the glycerol is converted to glycerol-1-phosphate. The glycerol-1-phosphate is then oxidized by glycerol phosphate oxidase (GPO) to yield hydrogen peroxide. The condensation of hydrogen peroxide with 4-chlorophenol and 4-aminophenazone (4-AA) in the presence of peroxidase (POD) produces a red colored quinonimine dye which absorbs at, or near 500nm. The intensity of the colored complex formed is directly proportional to the triglycerides concentration of the sample.