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Glucose Whole Blood

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Tube Type:
Green top(Lithium Heparin), Heparinized syringe, 2 capillary tubes or microtainer(lithium heparin)no gel
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL(minimum 250 uL) or 4.0 mL Green Top Tube
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted, air bubbles
Room Temperature
Daily,24 hours; STAT
amperometric electrode
Special Instructions:
Deliver to lab immediately. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
30 min.
Additional Info:
Reference range:
  • 0-1 day = 50-80 mg/dL
  • 2-28 days = 40-60 mg/dL
  • 29 days to end of life 70-99 mg/dL
  • Criteria for Diagnosis of Diabetes(Effective 6/6/11): Fasting specimen (no caloric intake for at least 8 hours).<100 mg/dl Normal100-125 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
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