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Test Code 903 Glucose, Whole Blood; POCT

Additional Codes


PowerChart: POCT Glucose


Specimen Requirement

A drop of capillary whole blood is typically the specimen of choice, however, whole blood obtained from an “A” line may be used.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Procedure is performed by nursing personnel at the hospital bedside or in the physician office.

Useful For

Diagnosing and managing diabetes mellitus and other carbohydrate metabolism disorders including gestational diabetes, neonatal hypoglycemia, idiopathic hypoglycemia, and pancreatic islet cell carcinoma


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

CPT Code Information

82948 Chemistry: Glucose Testing Glucose; quantitative, blood reagent strip

Test Method

Electrochemical Detection Technique, Dry Reagent Strip Technology Based on the Glucose Dehydrogenase Method; Abbott PXP

Reference Values

<1 Month (Newborn): 50-99 mg/dL

1 Month-Adult: 70-99 mg/dL

  • Critical values:
    • Low: < 50 mg/dL
    • High: > 450 mg/dL