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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 Blood Gas Analyzer.
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:
-