Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS)

Test Methodology:

Colorimetric


Running Day:

Daily


Turn Around Time:

Routine: Two hours

STAT: One hour 


Specimen Requirement:

3 cc serum (red top or SST) 


Patient Preparation:

8 to 10 hours of fasting; Normal water intake is acceptable unless otherwise instructed by the doctor 


Special Considerations:

Avoid hemolysis; random or 24-hour sample for urine 


Unit Conducting the Service:

Clinical Chemistry Services