CPT Code: 82947|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Red top ( no anticoagulant ) or Green top ( lithium heparin ) tube
Collection Volume: 0.4 ( minimum 0.2 mL )
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Enzymatic reference method with hexokinase
TAT: 1 hour
Additional Info: Criteria for Diagnosis of Diabetes(Effective 6/6/11):
Fasting specimen (no caloric intake for at least 8 hours).
<100 mg/dl Normal
100-125 mg/dl Increased Risk for Diabetes
>125 mg/dl Diagnostic for Diabetes
Random Glucose (any time of day without regard to last meal).
>=200 mg/dl plus Classic Symptoms of Diabetes
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308