Glucose, Serum
Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 Hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 1-2 Business Days

Description: Glucose is the primary energy source for the body’s cells and the only energy source for the brain and nervous system. This test may be used to screen for both high blood glucose(hyperglycemia) and low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), help diagnose diabetes, and to monitor glucose levels in persons with diabetes. Serum glucose has been found to be 2-5% higher than plasma glucose.

Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)

Limitations: Glucose levels may be depressed if sample is left to clot and not spun for an excessive length of time.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.