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Glucose, body fluid

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB186

 

Methodology: 

Hexokinase-UV

Schedule: 

On request

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL Body Fluid in a Sterile Container.
Pediatric volume: 0.3 mL.

Notes:

This assay is only available on Peritoneal Fluid.

 

Reference Interval: 

Peritoneal: Peritoneal glucose concentrations remain > 50 mg/dL in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis but frequently fall below this level in secondary bacterial peritonitis, peritoneal carcinomatosis and bowel perforation.

Pleural: Transudative pleural fluid and serum glucose concentrations are similar. Exudative pleural fluid has glucose concentrations less than those in serum.

Amniotic: The reference range has not been established for this body fluid. The test result must be integrated into the clinical context for interpretation.

CPT Code(s): 

82945

Last Changed: 

7/2/2018 2:33 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/31/2017 3:27 PM