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Test Code GLU50C Glucose Post Challenge Dose, LAB2477

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Green-top (lithium heparin) tube

Acceptable: Gold-top serum gel tube or plain red-top tube

Specimen: 0.1 mL of plasma or serum

Stability: Separated specimens are stable for as long as 8 hours at 25°C and up to 72 hours at 4°C.

Collection Instructions: A 50 g glucose load will be given, then a 1 hour

                                         post dose specimen drawn.

Note: 1. Patient does not need to be fasting.

 

Reference Values

<140 mg/dL

 

Critical Lows

0-2 days:  <46 mg/dL

>2 days:  <70 mg/dL

Critical Highs

0-7 days: >200 mg/dL

>1 week: >400 mg/dL

Useful For

Glucose tolerance tests have traditionally been used for the diagnosis of reactive hypoglycemia. “Reactive” hypoglycemia is hypoglycemia that occurs following a meal and is classified as alimentary, functional, or that found in diabetics or people with impaired glucose tolerance.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Saturday

Methodology

Hexokinase/Ultraviolet

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82950