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Glucose by Meter

Centralized Core Laboratory - : Chemistry

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Specimen Type:
Fresh Whole Peripheral Blood
Tube Type:
Collection Volume:
1 drop by capillary puncture at patient's bedside
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
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.
20 minutes
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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