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Test Code 126 Glucose 2 Hour Post Prandial

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Glucose 2 Hr Postprandial

Epic: LAB2475 Glucose 2 Hr Post Prandia

MA Cerner: Glucose, 2 Hr, PP.

Test Method

Mercy DBQ and Finley:

Timed Endpoint; Beckman DXC600/DXC880i

Mercy DV and MQMA:

Catalytic Oxidation Electrode; iSTAT

MA East and West:

Bichromatic Endpoint Technique; Siemens Xpand

Specimen Requirement

0.5 mL serum or plasma is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect blood in a lithium heparin, green-top or red-top tube from patient 2 hours after a meal. PST and SST (gel tubes) are acceptable. Serum or plasma should be separated from contact with the cells within 2 hours of collection. Specimens not centrifuged within 4 hours of collection may be rejected. Refrigerate the specimen if unable to assay within 8 hours of collection. Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable. Samples with ≥3+ lipemia must be cleared prior to analysis.


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Expedite: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT: Typically completed within 30 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

Less than 140 mg/dL

CPT Code Information

82947 Chemistry: Glucose Testing Glucose; quantitative, blood (except reagent strip)

Useful For

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

LOINC Code Information

12610-2 Glucose [Mass/Volume] In Serum Or Plasma-2 Hours Post XXX Challenge