Glucose by Meter

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: GLUM MCHM

Specimen Type: Fresh Whole Peripheral Blood

Tube Type: None

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

Cause for rejection: -

Storage: None

Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT

Methodology: Electrochemical principle of Biamperometry

Special Instructions: Heparinized 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 <45 mg/dL or >450 mg/dL (>300 mg/dL for NICU patients) will be confirmed via a whole blood specimen analyzed on the EML.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 20 minutes

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

CPT Code: 82948

Synonyms: -

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