Glucose in a Series


Abbrev Code:GLUS   
Order Code:LAB6468Order Name:Glucose in a series
Methodology:Bichromatic end point
CPT Codes: 82947 x1, 82947 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Glucose will decrease 5-10 mg/dL/hour in an unprocessed tube as a result of glycolysis.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart
Patient Preparation:Instructions:
  • Do not eat 10-12 hours before your appointment if you are coming in fasting for labs on lipids, cholesterol or glucose (sugar). This does not apply to pregnant women.
  • Water, tea or black coffee (with nothing added) is okay.
  • Do not drink other fluids, diet soda or chew gum.
  • If you have concerns about taking your medications, please send a message by clicking on Secure Messaging, Message Your Care Team.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen not separated from cells within 2 hours of collection (4 hours for Home Health specimens). Gray top tube not received within 24 hours of collection.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Process within 2 hours (4 hours for Home Health specimens). Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Once separated from cells: 8 hours at room temperature; 72 hours refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (BurnsRidges, CSC Maple Grove, Northland, Oxboro Clinic, Range, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Ridges, Roche-UMMC East, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:See "Glucose"  LAB3502


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