Capillary Blood Glucose (CBG)

Test Methodology:

Glucose Oxidase-based amperometric


Running Day:

DAILY 


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