Effective Monday October 12th, the laboratory will be instituting a change with regards to fasting and non-fasting glucose tests. This change will result in one standard glucose test available on a report with one standard reference range of 65-99 mg/dL.
In addition, the following reference range chart will be appended to the test result:
Normal Fasting Glucose………….65-99 mg/dL
Provisional Diagnosis of Diabetes…>125 mg/dL
As a result, one individual glucose test and two metabolic profiles will be available for ordering:
Metabolic Panel, Basic
Metabolic Panel, Comprehensive
It is the laboratory’s goal to provide a more consistent record of patient results for monitoring/tracking by a provider.
If there are any questions regarding this change, please contact:
Angela K. Armato, Chemistry Supervisor (Wilson Site) at 763-6045
Rosemary Parkinson, Chemistry Supervisor (BGH Site) at 762-2347