Glucose, Fluid

This test is for Non-CSF. For CSF, see Glucose, CSF

Test ID LAB186
CPT Code(s) 82945
Group/Individual Test Group
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine 30; STAT 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL fluid/sterile container; specify fluid type; No Preservatives; see Comments
Stability Spun/Separated, Room Temperature:
8 hours
Spun/Separated, Refrigerated: 72 hours
Spun/Separated, Frozen: 30 days
Availability 24 hr/day
Turnaround Time STAT 1 hour; Routine 2 hours
Reference Range Normal: Undefined
Provide fluid type and source.
Reference Range is not defined; therefore, other clinical data should be taken into consideration when interpreting these results.
  • Peritoneal glucose typically remains >50 mg/dL in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis but is <50 mg/dL in secondary bacterial peritonitis.
  • Pleural fluid glucose <60 mg/dL may suggest parapneumonic effusion, malignancy, tuberculosis or pleuritic rheumatoid.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on January 11, 2022

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