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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Glucose (plasma)
Sample container
Vacutainer / Grey / Fluoride Oxalate
Volume required
2 mL
Reference Ranges
Fasting 3.5 to 6 mmol/L
Clinical notes
INTERPRETING AN OGTT (venous plasma, non-pregnant adult)     DIABETES is confirmed in adults WITH symptoms if fasting glucose is >6.9 OR 2hr OGTT glucose >11.0 OR random glucose >11.0 mmol/L. WITHOUT symptoms, an abnormal fasting/random glucose must be confirmed with a repeat sample. HbA1c can now be used for diagnosis.
Turn around time
Same day (working days)
Last modified: 16/08/2018