Capillary Blood Glucose (CBG)

Test Methodology:

Glucose Oxidase-based amperometric

Running Day:


Turn Around Time:

Routine: 2 hours

STAT: 1 hour

Specimen Requirement:

Capillary blood, venous, heel stick, arterial

Patient Preparation:

may either be Fasting or Random depending on the doctor’s request

Special Considerations:

avoid “milking” or squeezing; wipe the first 1-2 drops of blood 

Unit Conducting the Service:

Point of Care Testing