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  Glucose (POC) Specimen Type:
  also known as Fingerstick Glucose

Blood


POINT OF CARE TESTING

Specimen requirements: Fingerstick (Whole Blood)
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
ADULT (fasting, non-diabetic) 70 115 mg/dL N/A
NEONATE 45 170 mg/dL N/A
Critical values:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
ADULT (fasting, non-diabetic) <60  >500 mg/dL N/A
NEONATE <40 >220 mg/dL N/A
Unit of measure: mg/dL
Ideal sample: Whole blood
Absolute minimum amount: 1 drop
Method of collection: Collect drop of blood onto test strip.
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: N/A
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Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: N/A
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: N/A
Deliver the specimen to : NA : NA
Deliver the specimen to : NA : NA
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Glucose Oxidase Reaction
Special Instructions: Use LifeScan SureStep Flexx Glucometer and SureStep Pro Test Strips. Refer to the procedure "J&J SURESTEP FLEXX GLUCOMETER PROTOCOL FOR WHOLE BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTING" located at the patient care site. If unable to perform test, notify Laboratory POC. During an emergency, you may obtain a replacement instrument from another testing site.  Results are quantitative.
CyberLAB abbreviation: GLUCP
CyberLAB code: 1150
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A