Lab Test : Glucose, Fluid

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Alternate:Glucose, Body Fluid
Phone:(937) 641-5100
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Fluid: pleural, pericardial, nasal, synovial
Volume:1.0 mL Fluid
Container:Sterile body fluid container
Temperature:Transported to lab within 15 minutes.
Rejection:In transport more than 1 hour.
Normal:Fluid glucose concentration is normally very similar to plasma concentrations. Should be interpreted with simultaneous blood glucose. Should be 60-70% of plasma glucose.
Uses:Decreased fluid glucose concentrations are usually associated with septic processes.
Limitations:Bloody specimens will cause an increased glucose level, delay of more than 1 hour of getting specimen to laboratory. Test has limited usefulness due to nonspecificity.
Method:Biochromatic endpoint (NADP/NADPH)

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