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Glucose, DBS


  • Chemistry
  • Health Assessment and Safety

General Information

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Matrix:Dried Blood Spot
Application:Insurance Risk Assessment, Wellness
Turnaround Time:Daily
Analytical - Method:In this Beckman Coulter procedure, glucose is phosphorylated by hexokinase (HK) in the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and magnesium ions to produce glucose-6-phosphate (G-6-P) and adenosine diphosphate (ADP). Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6P-DH) specifically oxidizes G-6-P to 6-phosphogluconate with the concurrent reduction of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, reduced (NADH).
Reportable - Test Results Type:Quantitative
Units - Conventional:mg/dL

Specimen Information

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Minimum Volume:Three 1/4” circular punches of the serum/plasma area needed for 5 chemistry tests.
Rejection Criteria:

Improper labeling, improper sample handling, and wrong sample type.

Collection Instructions:

See “Blood Collection”

Collection Patient Preparation:Fasting blood sample recommended
Container:Dried Blood Spot on an ADX-100 card