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Test Code FGLU Glucose, Body Fluid

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB186

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Body Fluid

Preferred Source: Synovial, Pleural, Ascites, Pericardial, Peritoneal, Amniotic

Collection Container/Type

Preferred: Green top tube (Lithium or Sodium heparin)

Acceptable: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  • Specimen source indicated on specimen is required.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability

Room Temperature: Unacceptable

Refrigerated : 5 days

Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range

See laboratory report

Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, QNS, exceeds specimen stability requirements.

Report Available

1 day

Clinical Significance

Glucose is determined as an aide in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes (hyperglycemia). Hypoglycemia may result from excessive insulin therapy or various liver diseases.

Method Name



Bilirubin and Intralipid have no effect.  Gross hemolysis can increase glucose by up to 9%.

Day(s) Performed