Glucose, pericardial, peritoneal, pleural or drain fluid

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Glucose, pericardial, peritoneal, pleural or drain fluid-9107

  
Glucose, pericardial, peritoneal, pleural or drain fluid
  
9107
  
82945.3
  
GBF
  

Pleural:

Transudative pleural fluid glucose concentrations similar to serum glucose, while exudates have glucose concentration less than serum glucose.

Glucose < 60 mg/dL typically associated with low fluid pH.

Pericardial:

Pericardial fluid glucose to serum glucose ratio < 1.0 may be useful in differentiating exudate from transudate and infective from parainfective effusions. 

  
Body fluid - pericardial, peritoneal, pleural or drain fluid
  

Sterile container

  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  
  1. Centrifuge for 5 -10 minutes to remove any cellular material
  2. Transfer supernatant to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL) 
  3. Refrigerate
  
  • Source
  

Refrigerated - 5 days

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Hexokinase

  

Undefined

  
82945
  
11/30/2001
  
04/10/2019
  
02/10/2020