GLUCOSE

Code
400.0900
Name
GLUCOSE
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Glu; Gluc
CPT Codes
82947
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Room Temperature
8hr stability

Refrigerated
72 hour stability

Fasting Required?
True
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

70-100 mg/dL
Critical: <40

Methodology

Oxygen Rate

Clinical Significance

Used in the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including: diabetes mellitus, neonatal hypoglycemia, idiopathic hypoglycemia, and pancreatic islet cell carcinoma.

Glucose measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate metabolism disorders including diabetes mellitus, idiopathic hypoglycemia, and pancreatic islet cell carcinoma.Based on recommendations made in 2002 by the Expert Committee of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and by the World Health Organization (WHO), South Bend Medical Foundation has adjusted testing procedures and interpretative data for diabetes testing as summarized below.Recommendations for Diagnosing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes:Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG)• FPG less than 110 mg/dL = normal fasting plasma glucose level• FPG equal to or greater than 110 and less than 126 mg/dL = impaired fasting plasma glucose level• FPG equal to or greater than 126 mg/dL = provisional diagnosis of diabetes; confirm on subsequent day. Note:When the FPG is in the impaired fasting glucose range (110-126 mg/dL), a modified oral glucose tolerance test is recommended, consisting of a fasting and a 2-hour post-glucose plasma sample.

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