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Last Updated: July 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Glucose, 2 HR Post [Post Prandial, Post Glucola]

  • One Gray Top (2HR)

Also Acceptable:
  • One SST (2HR)
  • 4 mL (Min:1 mL) Whole blood in Gray Top (2HR). Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum in SST (2HR). Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • With patient fasting, give 75 gm glucola (or 2 hours post meal). At 2 hour draw "2 HR" post sample.
    Label tube "2 HR".

    Other alternative samples:
    Green Top (Li Hep), Lavender EDTA, Pink EDTA, Red Top.
    If using alternative serum or plasma separate from cells ASAP.
    Serum or plasma stability: Ambient 8 hrs, RF 3 days, FZ 1 month
Rejection Criteria:
  • Hemolyzed specimens
  • Microbially Contaminated
Stability:Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Colorimetric
  • Kinetic
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82950
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : <153 mg/dL
Reference Range for 2hr Glucose:
Less than 140 mg/dl in normal individuals after 75gm Glucola or 2hr post prandial
  • 2143 - GLUCOSE, POST
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