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Glucose

Alternate names:
Blood Sugar, BS, FBS, Gl, Gluc, RBG, RBS
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
RGLU, FGLU
Specimen types:
Plasma
Serum
Container types:
Fluoride/oxalate tube (grey)
Plain Tube with gel
Fluoride/oxalate tube (grey)
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Routine Glucose: serum or plasma

Delayed analysis: plasma, sodium fluoride tube only. If serum tube is collected transport to the laboratory must be within 45 min.  

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Notes:

 

 

 

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval:

Plasma or serum:

 

Fasting 3.0 - 5.4 mmol/L
Random 3.0 - 7.7 mmol/L

 

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Routine glucose is performed on serum or plasma

 

Results are approximately 10% higher than for whole blood (direct analysis) - dependent on the haematocrit. (Australian (WHO) criteria (as at 01-Dec-1998)).