Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name GLUCOSE
Components
Synonyms Glucose Random, Non - Fasting Glucose
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Preferred: Lithium heparin; Acceptable: Serum
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 3 mL; Neonates - 0.5mL
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling
Rejection Criteria
Methodology UV-hexokinase
Reference Range 0 days 40-60 mg/dL; 2D 50-80 mg/dL; 2 yrs to 18 yrs, 60-100 mg/dL; 19 yrs -adult 70-139 mg/dL
CPT Code(s) 82947
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeSTAT < 1 hr; Routine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Notes Stability of glucose in specimens is affected by storage temperature, bacterial contamination and glycolysis.
Plasma or serum samples without preservative (NaF) should be separated from the cells or clot within 30 minutes of being drawn.
Updated/Reviewed 09/25/2017


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