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Glucose, Blood (Blood Gas)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB5305
EPIC Order
  GLUCOSE, WHOLE BLOOD
CPT Code(s)   82947
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory-Blood Gas
Tube Station   31
Specimen Routine: 1.0 mL in 3cc syringe w/lyophilized heparin in BG Kit or SafePICO syringe.  Green top heparin tube is also acceptable. See Comments
  micro: 0.5 mL in TB syringe w/lyophilized heparin in BG Kit or full capillary tube.  See Comments
Availability Routine: 24 hr/day
  STAT: YES 
    10 minutes
Reference Range Normal: 70-179 mg/dL
  Critical: <40 or >400 mg/dL
<40 or >500 mg/dL (ED Department)
Comment Deliver Immediately.  If transport is >30 min., send sample on ice.
Syringes with needles attached will NOT be accepted
Syringes may be obtained from Central Distribution.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 11, 2019

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