Order Code: C101
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Blood Sugar; Fasting Blood Sugar; FBS; Fasting Blood Glucose; FBG; Blood Glucose
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Patient Preparation: Patient should be fasting for 12 hours prior to being drawn.
Special Instructions: Blood must be centrifuged within 30 minutes of collection.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 8 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 2 weeks
Deep Frozen (-70°C): not acceptable
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; hemolyzed specimens
Methodology: Enzymatic Assay
Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days
|Age||Critical Low, mg/dL||Critical High, mg/dL|
|Age||Urgent Value mg/dL|
Intended Use: A glucose test can be used to identify diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals among a healthy, asymptomatic population, especially those with risk factors such as obesity or age >40 years. The glucose test can also be used to detect both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, and to monitor glucose levels in persons with diabetes.
Limitations: In very rare cases, gammopathy, in particular type IgM (Wandenstrom’s macroglobulinemia), may cause unreliable results.
Additional Information: When un-separated, whole blood specimens are permitted to stand uncentrifuged, the glucose value decreases ~7% per hour (5-10 mg/dL) due to glycolysis. Stability of glucose values are also affected by storage temperature and bacterial contamination.
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