Glucose, Body Fluid


Abbrev Code:FGLUP   
Order Code:LAB186Order Name:Glucose Fluid
Methodology:Bichromatic endpoint, glucose oxidase
St Johns/St Joseph/Woodwinds: Hexokinase
CPT Codes: 82945 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Indicate type of fluid on request form.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body fluid
Optimal Volume:1.25 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container: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:Aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:1 day at room temperature; 3 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Ridges, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


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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