Glucose


Test Information

Test Name

Glucose

Synonyms

BSL; Blood sugar level; Blood glucose level; BGL

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

Fluoride oxalate

Testing Location

All

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Preparation

Note fasting status.


Processing Information

Registration Code

GLUC

Notes

To minimise loss of glucose through glycolysis, serum should be removed from red cells as soon as possible. Specimens that cannot be rapidly separated should be collected into tubes containing fluoride, monoiodoacetate or mannose. Storage of serum is only valid for 7 days if removed from cells (i.e. gel layer) or in a specimen container with preservative (fluoride oxalate)

Alternative Specimen

SST


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz