Lab Test : Glucose, Random

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Alternate:Glucose, Blood Sugar
Includes:Glucose
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:GLU
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Gray top containing sodium iodoacetic acid preferred, green top acceptable
Temperature:Transport to lab within 30 minutes.
Rejection:Hemolyzed specimens, specimens received more than one hour after collection to avoid falsely decreased results.
Normal:60 -100 mg/dL
Uses:Determine glucose level, monitor therapy with insulin, evaluate carbohydrate metabolism.
Limitations:A fasting specimen is usually preferable for evaluation of diabetes mellitus.
Method:Biochromatic endpoint (NADP/NADPH)
 

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