CPT Code: 82948|
Specimen Type: Fresh Whole Peripheral Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: None
Collection Volume: 1 drop by capillary puncture at patient's bedside
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Electrochemical principle of Biamperometry
Special Instructions: Heparinzed whole blood can also be sent to lab if capillary puncture is not possible ( ex: burned extremities or patient has a line to avoid repeated punctures). Glucose by meter levels that are >450 mg/dL ( > 300 mg/dL for NICU patients) will be confirmed via a whole blood specimen analyzed on the EML.
TAT: 20 minutes
Additional Info: Reference range: 60-110 mg/dL; 30-90 mg/dL (Neonate)
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