Glucose (Vitreous), Fluid (Forensic) Test (2164FL)
||Glucose (Vitreous), Fluid (Forensic)
||Glucose (Vitreous Fluid)
||Forensic Analysis; This test is New York State approved.
||1 mL Fluid
||Red top tube (no additive) OR Plastic container (preservative-free)
|Light Protection Required
||Room Temperature: 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.
|Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT
||[Chemistry Analyzer] Monday Wednesday Friday / 1 day
|Suggested CPT Code
|Test Summary Sheet
*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.