Order Code: C101
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Blood Sugar; Fasting Blood Sugar; FBS; Fasting Blood Glucose; FBG; Blood Glucose
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 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: Fasting required. Fasting is defined as no consumption of food or beverage other than water for at least 8 hours before testing.
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 included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 4 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C): 28 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits; gross hemolysis; gross icterus
Methodology: Enzymatic Assay
Turn Around Time: 1 to 3 days
65-99 100-125 <65 OR ≥126
Critical Low, mg/dL
Critical High, mg/dL
Urgent Value, mg/dL
Clinical Significance: The glucose test can be used to identify diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals in a healthy, asymptomatic population, especially those with risk factors, to detect hyper- and hypoglycemia, and to monitor glucose levels in individuals with diabetes.
Limitations: In very rare cases, gammopathy, in particular type IgM (Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia), may cause unreliable results.
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