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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

Glu

CPT CODE

82947

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

Glucose

SYNONYMS

Fasting Blood Glucose, Blood Glucose, Blood Sugar, Fasting Blood Sugar, FBG, FBS, GTT, OGTT, Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 3.0mL
Minimum: 1.5mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Hemolyzed specimens and unspun gray top tubes greater than 24-hours old are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow red top or SST to clot for 20-30 minutes. CRITICAL: Centrifuge specimen to separate serum/plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. For specimens collected in gray tops, centrifugation may be delayed until specimen is received at testing site if testing will be performed within 24 hours of collection. If using non-gel barrier tubes, aliquot 1.0 mL (minimum 0.3) serum/plasma into transport tube. Refrigerate.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 1.0mL
Minimum: 0.3mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

8 hour(s)
3 day(s)
12 month(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated