|Alternate:||Glucose, Blood Sugar|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|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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