Glucose (Vitreous), Fluid (Forensic) Test (2164FL)

Glucose (Vitreous), Fluid (Forensic) Test (2164FL)

Analysis Code 2164FL 
Test Name Glucose (Vitreous), Fluid (Forensic) 
Test Includes Glucose (Vitreous Fluid) 
Purpose Forensic Analysis; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Sugar 
Method(s) Chemistry Analyzer 
Specimen Requirements 1 mL Fluid 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Red top tube (no additive) OR Plastic container (preservative-free) 
Special Handling None 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: Undetermined
Refrigerated: Undetermined
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined

Vitreous glucose levels decrease rapidly after death in vivo. This decrease is time and temperature-dependent, with a delay in loss facilitated by cold temperatures. The in vivo loss of glucose is reported to stop at approximately 18 hours post-death. Additionally, NMS studies have demonstrated a continued in vitro loss of glucose in vitreous when specimens are maintained at room temperature or refrigerated. No in vitro loss occurs when specimens are maintained frozen (-20°C) for up to 30 days. 
*Rejection Criteria None 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [Chemistry Analyzer] Monday Wednesday Friday / 7 days 
Suggested CPT Code 82945 
**Minimum Volume 0.5 mL 
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