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|Mnemonic||Fasting: GLUF (Prompt: enter hours fasting)|
|Specimen Requirements||1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube. Gold top SST tube also acceptable.|
0.2 mL plasma or serum
Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Micro-Collections using Microtainers
Fasting Glucose requires a fast of at least 8 hours.
For fasting glucose, if patient is not fasting (or has not been fasting for 8 hours):
|Specimen Handling||Record time of collection on requisition and on specimen tube.|
MUST be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection to ensure accurate results.
|Additional Information||For Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines, please see Canadian Diabetes Assn. 2008 C.P.G.|
|Testing Location||Chemistry-All Sites
|Alternate Name(s)||FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar)|
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