Glucose by Meter

Sunquest Code:BGM  
Epic Code:LAB5001Epic Name:Glucose by Meter
Synonyms:Blood Sugar; Accucheck
Turnaround Time:Performed daily; results are available immediately.
Special Instructions:Outpatient EPIC code is NUR1149

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.1 mL
Container:Patient (Green (lithium heparin, gel))
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

Stability:For questions, contact the laboratory at your facility.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Point of Care  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Fairview Clinics)


Critical Range:
Age mg/dL
0 - 71 h Less than  or equal to 40 or greater than 200 mg/dL
3 d - 5 mo Less than or equal to 51 or greater than 200 mg/dL
6 mo and older Less than or equal to 50 or greater than 500 mg/dL
Reference Range:
The Nova Biochemical Statstrip meter has been calibrated to give values equivalent to plasma values.





0 - 47 h



48 h - 5 mo



6 mo and older



Fasting glucose is defined as no caloric intake for 8 hours. Casual glucose is defined as any time of day without regard to time since last meal. Casual glucose range is dependent upon food intake, intravenous fluids or parenteral nutrition. A fasting glucose greater than 126 mg/dL or a casual plasma glucose greater than 200 mg/dL if confirmed on a subsequent day, meets the threshold for the diagnosis of diabetes, and precludes the need for a glucose challenge.  
Use:Monitor glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.

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