Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

GLUCOSE, WHOLE BLOOD

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2379         Geisinger Epic ID: 14355

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Lithium heparin (no gel) microtainer
Specimen required:
1mL whole blood, minimum 0.4mL
Special notes:
Due to sample instability, this test may only be collected and analyzed at performing sites (see below).

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Transport immediately to the Chemistry Stat Lab; specimen must be analyzed immediately. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Transport immediately. If delay in transport is anticipated, place specimen in an ice slurry.
Specimen stability:
Stable room 30 minutes at room temperature, 1 hour on ice.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
0-31 days: 45-90 mg/dL
>= 32 days: 70 - 120 mg/dL.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Below 45 mg/dL; above 500 mg/dL.
CPT code(s):
82947
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Whole blood glucose.
Methodology:
Amperometric
Synonyms:
Blood sugar, GLUCWB
Whole bood glucose
Clinical significance:
Abnormally elevated levels of whole blood glucose are found in metabolic disorders, most notably diabetes mellitus.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/14/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Stat Lab
Technical Lead: Karen Delp
Frequency: Daily, Monday-Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: ATL+
Technical Lead: Sarah McGowan    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Valerie Koveleski    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Robyn Stokes  
Frequency: Daily    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Ann Mack, Deborah Dempsey  
Frequency: Daily all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical lead: Brenda Shuman-Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Technical lead: Bernadette Johnson    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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