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Glucose, Blood, Fasting

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB81
EPIC Order
  GLUCOSE, FASTING
CPT Code(s)   82947
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30, STAT: 888
Specimen
Routine:
Micro:
3 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red top acceptable
200 µL blood/serum separator bullet/gold top/red top bullet acceptable
Stability
Unspun: 4 hours
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerator: 7 days
Frozen: 1 year
Availability Routine: 24 hr/day
  STAT: YES 
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr; Routine 2 hrs

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

Reference Range Normal: see Table below
  Critical:
<40 mg/dL or >400 mg/dL
<40 mg/dL or >500 mg/dL (Emergency Department)
Comment

Diabetics:  Fasting for at least 8 hours recommended

Reference Ranges:  Blood Glucose (Fasting)
Age Ranges (mg/dL)
Premature 21-65
Full Term, 0-1 day 20-110
>1 day - 1 yr 50-80
Child and Adult (Fasting) 65-99

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 28, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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