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ID:92 Glucose
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DescriptionThis is a test regularly measured to detect and monitor diabetes.
IndicationHyperglycaemia (DM, steroid therapy, endocrine disorders). Hypoglycaemia (hyperinsulinism, endocrine disorders, alcoholism).
Additional InfoAction limits <2.5 mmol/L and >30 mmol/L known diabetic or >20 unknown diabetic. See glucose tolerance test. Please note: this test can only be performed on FLUORIDE OXALATE samples
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationHypoglycaemia is defined as plasma glucose <2.5 mmol/L. A random blood glucose >11 mmol/L or a fasting blood glucose >/=7.0 mmol/L is indicative of DM.

Ref. Range (Male)3.5 - 6.0 (fasting)
Ref. Range (Female)3.5 - 6.0 (fasting)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsmmol/L


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Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : SRG. Last edited on 04/01/2018 12:21:04. Published By S.BENNETT on 04/01/2017 12:21:04.