Glucose, Body Fluid


Sunquest Code:FGLUP  
Epic Code:LAB186Epic Name:Glucose Fluid
Methodology:Bichromatic end point
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Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate type of fluid on request form.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fluid (peritoneal, pleural, synovial)
Optimal Volume:1.25 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Transport to laboratory immediately. Collect blood glucose simultaneously.
Causes for Rejection:Not received in laboratory within 2 hours of collection; too viscous to sample.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Process within 2 hours. Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No reference ranges have been established. This result should be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical condition and compared to simultaneous measurement in the patient's blood. Fluid glucose is normally very similar to or slightly below plasma glucose


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