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Glucose by Meter

Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
GLUM MMCHM
Specimen Type:
Fresh Whole Peripheral Blood
Tube Type:
None
Collection Volume:
1 drop by capillary puncture at patient's bedside
Storage:
None
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Electrochemical principle of Biamperometry
Special Instructions:
Heparinzed 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 >450 mg/dL ( > 300 mg/dL for NICU patients) will be confirmed via a whole blood specimen analyzed on the EML.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
20 minutes
Additional Info:
Reference range: 60-110 mg/dL; 30-90 mg/dL (Neonate)
CPT Code:
82948