Laboratory Order Codes and Specimen Requirements
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Synonyms: FBS, Blood Sugar, Glucose
Specimen: Gold SST (Serum), Mint Green (Plasma), Red Plain (Serum)
Stability: 24 hours @ 2o - 8o c.
Processing: Patient should fast at least 8 hours before collection. Centrifuge tube within 30 minutes of clotting. Separate serum from cells (Red Plain) and freeze for longer stability.