Glucose, Plasma or Serum

Test Code
GLUC - NOCO


CPT Codes
82947

Includes


Preferred Specimen
1.0 ml plasma from Green top (Lithium Heparin)


Minimum Volume
0.5 mL
Note: For neonate requirements see Neonate Minimum Blood Volumes
 


Other Acceptable Specimens
1.0 mL serum from Serum Gel or Red Top


Specimen Stability
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Li Hep Refrigerated 72 hours
Serum SST Refrigerated 72 hours
Red Top – Separated* Refrigerated 72 hours
 
*Centrifuge and aliquot into a plastic vial.


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis
For NCMC only: Gross lipemia if plasma - Serum specimen needed if Grossly Lipemic


Methodology
Hexokinase Bichromatic Endpoint

Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously


Report Available
Same day


Reference Range
Summit View
            0-31 days: 50-80 mg/dL
            >31 days: 60-99 mg/dL
            Critical value (automatic call-back) 0-31 days old: <40 mg/dL or >300 mg/dL
            Critical value (automatic call-back) >31 days old: <50 mg/dL or >500 mg/dL

NCMC, McKee, BFCMC, SRMC & EMCH
            0-1 day: 40 – 60 mg/dL
            1 day – 1 month: 50 – 80 mg/dL
            1 month – 10 years: 60 – 100 mg/dL
            10-60 years: 70 – 106 mg/dL
            60-90 years: 70 – 115 mg/dL
            90-150 years: 70 – 121 mg/dL
            Critical value (automatic call-back) 0-31 days old: <40 mg/dL or >300 mg/dL
            Critical value (automatic call-back) >31 days old: <50 mg/dL or >500 mg/dL


Performing Laboratory
Banner Fort Collins Medical Center Laboratory
Mckee Medical Center Laboratory
North Colorado Medical Center Laboratory
Summit View Laboratory
Sterling Regional Medical Center
Fort Morgan County Hospital



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.