Glucose, Plasma

Supply #T03 - 4mL Gray Top Glucose Tube

Test Code: 484

Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)

Clinical Significance:Plasma 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): Blood Sugar (Plasma); Fasting Blood Sugar; Fasting Glucose; Fasting Plasma Glucose; Plasma Glucose

Collection Guide: 

Supply: T03 - 4mL Gray Top Glucose Tube

Preferred Specimen: Plasma collected in a fluoride/oxalate tube

Preferred Volume: 1mL

Transport Container: Gray Top Glucose Tube (Fluoride/oxalate tube)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Plasma submissions must be separated from cells. Glucose levels may be depressed if sample is left on clot for an excessive length of time.

Rejection Criteria: Unspun SST; Red Top or Non-plasma Separator (PST) green-top tubes; Anticoagulents other than fluoride/oxalate.

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