Test directory: Glucose

Ordering Code176
Test NameGlucose
Blood Sugar
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Note: If specimen cannot be properly processed within 1 hour of collection, collect blood in Oxalate/Fluoride (Gray)
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Lithium Heparin (Green), Serum in Plain (Red),
Plasma in Oxalate/Fluoride (Gray)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Collection InstructionsFasting specimen preferred but not required
For a fasting glucose level, patient must be fasting for a minimum of 8 hours.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 3 Months
Unprocessed Oxalate/Fluoride (Gray) blood is stable 3 days ambient.
Rejection CriteriaInsufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyUV Enzymatic (Hexokinase)

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Glucose>=5M70-99<= 50>= 40070-99>= 400<= 50mg/dL
Glucose0-4M70-99<= 60>= 30070-99>= 300<= 60mg/dL