Glucose, Body Fluid


Abbrev Code:FGLU   
Order Code:LAB186Order Name:Glucose Fluid
Synonyms:FGLUP
Methodology:Roche: UV Test; Enzymatic reference method with hexokinase
Vista: Bichromatic endpoint, glucose oxidase
Woodwinds: Hexokinase
CPT Codes: 82945 x1, 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:Once separated from cells: 8 hours at room temperature, 72 hours refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Range, Roche-Ridges, Roche-St. John's, Roche-UMMC East, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, 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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