Glucose, Fasting, Plasma or Serum

GLUCF is test code for SV.

Test Code

CPT Codes

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

Hexokinase Bichromatic Endpoint

Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Report Available
Same day

Reference Range
NCMC, & Summit View
            0-31 days: 50-80 mg/dL
            >31days: 60-99 mg/dL
            Critical value (automatic call-back): <50 mg/dL or >500 mg/dL
            0-31 days: 50 – 80 mg/dL
            1 month – 10 years: 60 – 99 mg/dL
            10-150 years: 70 – 99 mg/dL
            Critical value (automatic call-back): <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
‚ÄčEast 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.