|Estimated Average Glucose
|Alternate Specimen Type
|Specimen Stability Requirements
|Transport refrigerated within 7 days after collection
|3 mL K2 EDTA Whole Blood
|Whole blood should be collected venous in EDTA-2K or EDTA-3K anticoagulant. Draw the specified amount of blood as per the package insert of the tube used. Invert tubes 8-10 times, do not shake as it may cause foaming or hemolysis. Insufficient, delayed, or inadequate mixing may result in platelet clumping, clotting, and/or incorrect test results. Store in a refrigerator at 2 to 8°C for up to 24 hours.
|Reasons for Rejection
|Improper labeling; quantity not sufficient for analysis; improper specimen type; expired stability; clotted specimen.