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Blood Glucose -Instant

Blood Glucose -Instant

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This test is used for determining the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood. A hand held, point of care device is used to measure the blood sugar levels to arrive at real-time results.   

 A small drop of blood, obtained by pricking the skin with a lancet, is placed on a disposable test strip that the meter reads and uses to calculate the blood glucose level. 

This Test Includes

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Test Instructions

  • Perform hand hygiene.
  • Have patient wash hands with soap and warm water, and position the patient comfortably in a semi-upright position in bed or upright in a chair. Encourage patient to keep hands warm.
  • Use of an alcohol swab to clean the puncture site.
  • Ensure that puncture site is completely dry prior to skin puncture.
  • Remove a reagent strip from the container and reseal the container cap. Do not touch the test pad portion of the reagent strip. 
  • Tight closure of the container keeps strips from damage due to environmental factors.
  • Prepare the glucometer
  • Prepare the reagent strip according to the manufacturers instructions
  • Keep area to be punctured in a dependent position. Do not milk or massage finger site. Dependent position will increase blood flow to the area. Milking or massaging the finger may introduce excess tissue fluid and hemolyze the specimen.
  • Avoid having the patient stand during the procedure to reduce the risk of fainting.
  • Select appropriate puncture site and perform skin puncture.
  • Perform skin puncture using a lancet

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

This test is used for determining the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood. A hand held, point of care device is used to measure the blood sugar levels to arrive at real-time results.   

What is this test

This test is used for determining the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood. A hand held, point of care device is used to measure the blood sugar levels to arrive at real-time results.   

 A small drop of blood, obtained by pricking the skin with a lancet, is placed on a disposable test strip that the meter reads and uses to calculate the blood glucose level.