Glucose by Meter

Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GLUM MMCHM

Specimen Type: Fresh Whole Peripheral Blood

Tube Type: None

Collection Volume: 1 drop by capillary puncture at patient's bedside

Storage: None

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Electochemical 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.

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 20 minutes

Additional Info: Reference range: 60-110 mg/dL; 30-90 mg/dL (Neonate)

CPT Code: 82948

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