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Glucose, Blood (Non-fasting)

Tube Type

Test ID LAB82
EPIC Order
GLUCOSE RANDOM
CPT Code(s) 82947
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine: 30, STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/serum separator tube/gold top/red top acceptable
micro: 200 µL blood/serum separator bullet/red top
Availability Routine: 24 hr/day
STAT: YES
Turnaround Time STAT 1 hr; Routine 2 hrs
Reference Range Normal: 65-179 mg/dL; see Comments for additional information
Critical: <40 mg/dL or >400 mg/dL
<40 mg/dL or >500 mg/dL (Emergency Department)
Comment It is recommended that patients with no prior history of diabetes who have hyperglycemia (random blood glucose >125 mg/dL) during hospitalization receive follow-up testing within one month of hospital discharge.

Source: Clement S, Braithwaite SS, Magee MF, Ahmann A, Smith EP, Schafer RG and Hirsh IB. Management of diabetes and hyperglycemia in hospitals.(Reviews/Commentaries/Position Statements) Diabetes Care 2004;27:p578.

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

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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