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Glucose Whole Blood

Laboratory - : Chemistry

Test ID :
Test Workstation :
Specimen Type:
Tube Type:
Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) microtainer or macrotainer, or heparinized capillary tubes. NO GEL SEPARATOR TUBES.
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL microtainer or syringe; (2) 125 uL capillary tubes; 1.5 mL whole blood green top (lithium heparin) tube
Minimum Volume:
250 uL microtainer or 0.5 mL syringe; (2) 125 uL capillary tubes; 1.5 mL macrotainer.
Preferred Volume:
500 uL microtainer or 0.5 mL syringe; (2) 125 uL capillary tubes; 1.5 mL macrotainer.
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted, air bubbles, Gel separator tube if collected in a microtainer or macrotainer.
Room Temperature
Daily,24 hours; STAT
amperometric electrode
Special Instructions:
Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Mahoning Valley campus.
30 min.
Additional Info:
Reference range:
  • 0-1 day = 40-60 mg/dL
  • 2-28 days = 50-80 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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