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Glucose - Fluid

Source Body Fluid other than CSF
Mnemonic FLGLU
Specimen Requirements See Body Fluid Collection Guidelines

0.5 mL of fluid in gold top SST tube. Light green (mint) top PST tube also acceptable.
Specimen Handling If culture is collected on the same tube, send specimen to Microbiology first.
Additional Information Decreased CSF, synovial fluid, and peritoneal fluid glucose suggestive of bacterial infections. Increased urine glucose suggestive of endocrine or metabolic disorders (e.g. type I diabetes, pheochromocytoma) or CNS disorders.
Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, DSC, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC
Testing Frequency As required
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval