Glucose, Pericardial, Peritoneal, or Pleural Fluid

This test can be done on Pericardial Fluid, Peritoneal Fluid, and Pleural Fluid. Any other fluid type must be sent to a reference laboratory.

Test Code
Body Fluid Order (cs)/GLUCBF - NOCO

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL body fluid in sterile container

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

  • Centrifuge to remove any cellular material.
  • Indicate specimen source.

Specimen Stability

Specimen Type



Pericardial Fluid, Peritoneal Fuild, Pleural Fluid


72 hours

Hexokinase/Bichromatic Endpoint

Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Report Available
Same day

Reference Range
No established reference values

Performing Laboratory
Banner Fort Collins Medical Center Laboratory
North Colorado Medical Center Laboratory

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.