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Glucose, plasma

Test Code:

BC0142

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Sodium fluoride tube  (Adult)
Fluoride heparin tube (Paeds)

Specimen Requirement

Collect blood to the mark in specimen tube.


Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

​For accurate plasma glucose results, it is advisable to send blood specimens on ice to the laboratory as soon as possible after blood collection. Specimens sent to the laboratory without ice are also acceptable.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

Yes

Turn Around Time

Stat: Average 45 mins (30 mins - 1 hr)
Routine: Average 2 hrs (1 - 3 hrs)
Neonate: within 30 mins

Reference Value(s)

Fasting Glucose
<1st year: 2.6-4.5 mmol/L
>1st year: 3.9-6.0 mmol/L
 
Random Glucose
>1st year: 3.9-11.0 mmol/L

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Daily, 24 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Critical values:
<1st year: Low: <2.5 mmol/L and High: >16 mmol/L
>1st year: Low: <2.5 mmol/L and High: >20 mmol/L

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Glucose, plasma BC0142 Plasma Glucose
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