Supply #T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 483

CPT Code(s): 82947

Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)

Limitations: Glucose levels may be depressed if sample is left to clot and not spun for an excessive length of time.

Clinical Significance: Serum glucose levels may be abnormally high (hyperglycemia) or abnormally low (hypoglycemia). Glucose measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate metabolic disorders including diabetes mellitus, idiopathic hypoglycemia, and pancreatic islet cell neoplasm.

Alternative Name(s): Fasting blood glucose; Fasting blood sugar; Fasting Glucose; Fasting glucose, serum; FBS; Random blood glucose; RBS; Serum glucose; SGL

Collection Guide: 

Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 1mL

Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 4 days

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Patient preparation - fasting required. Fasting is defined as no consumption of food or beverage other than water for at least 8 hours before testing; Serum submissions must be separated from cells.

Rejection Criteria: Unspun SST, Red-top or non-plasma separator (PST) green-top tubes

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