Glucose, Whole Blood, Clinics Only

Abbrev Code:GLUWH   
Order Code:LAB4813Order Name:Glucose Whole Blood,
Methodology:Glucose dehydrogenase
CPT Codes: 82947 x1
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)
Alternate Containers: Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Gray (sodium fluoride + potassium oxalate)
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

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