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Glucose, Non Fasting or Fasting

Alternate Names
BSL, BGL
Laboratory
Biochemistry
Specimen
Blood
Container
See collection instructions
Additional Collection Instructions

All Orders for the Austin Cerner system may be collected into a SERUM tube. Glucose orders from all other locations should be collected into grey topped FLUORIDE-EDTA tubes.

Fasting samples require a 8-10 hour non-caloric fast.

Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes

Glucose can be performed on blood in a LITHIUM HEPARIN gel tube or in a PLAIN tube, if received by the laboratory within 4 hours of collection, but the level will be lowered by leucocytosis and temperature effects.

 

Frequency
Daily
Reference Interval
Glucose Fasting 3.3-6.0 mmol/L
Glucose Non-Fasting 3.3-7.7 mmol/L