Glucose

Test Code

GLU

Methodology

Testing performed with serum on Beckman Coulter DxC 700 AU analyzer.

Test Utility

Measurement used in the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including diabetes mellitus, neonatal hypoglycemia, idiopathic hypoglycemia, and insulin overdose.

Specimen Storage and Stability

Glucose in serum (SST, refrigerated), free from hemolysis and bacterial contamination, and without added preservatives, is stable for 8 hours when stored at 15-25C, or for up to 72 hours when stored at 2-8C.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Fasting serum sample, free from hemolysis, are recommended. Separate from red cells rapidly to minimize loss of glucose through glycolysis.

Specimen Rejection

  • Improperly labeled

  • Specimen grossly

  • Hemolyzed uncentrifuged

Reference Ranges

74 - 109mg/dL

Performed

Monday - Saturday, 16 hours a day.

Result available after getting the specimen in 5 hours.

STAT results available within 2 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

*NOTE: All Specimen Refrigerated (2-8°C) for 7 days only.

Contacts

Vibra Health Laboratory

Phone: (248) 846-0663

VibraHealthLab.com

1307 Allen Dr, Suite A, Troy, MI 48083