Glucose, Whole Blood, Clinics Only

Sunquest Code:GLUWH  
Epic Code:LAB4813Epic Name:Glucose Whole Blood,
Synonyms:Hemoccue; GLUWH
Methodology:Glucose dehydrogenase
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL (3 mL syringe); 0.2 mL (tuberculin syringe); 0.1 mL (capillary tube)
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Green (sodium heparin, no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Not received in laboratory within 2 hours of collection.
Contraindications:In cases of severe hypotension and peripheral circulatory failure, glucose measurement from capillary samples may be misleading. In these situations, it is recommended the glucose be analyzed on venous or arterial blood.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on wet ice to arrive within 2 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Metro Clinics, Range Clinics)


Critical Range:
0 - 71 h Less than 40 or greater than 200 mg/dL
3 d - 5 mo Less than 51 or greater than 200 mg/dL
6 mo and older Less than 51 or greater than 500 mg/dL
Reference Range:
Age mg/dL
0 - 47 h 40-99
48 h  - 71 h 50-99
3 d - 5 mo 50-99
6 mo and older 60-99

Click HERE to Report test errors or omissions.
*If no email program is associated with this computer, please contact: for TestID: 1184"