Fasting Plasma Glucose (Charged as FBS)

Test Methodology:

Colorimetric 


Running Day:

Daily 


Turn Around Time:

Routine: Two hours

STAT: One hour 


Specimen Requirement:

3 cc whole blood (EDTA tube) 


Patient Preparation:

8 to 10 hours of fasting, note in the posting "plasma glucose"


Special Considerations:

Avoid hemolysis 


Unit Conducting the Service:

Clinical Chemistry Services