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Critical Blood samples
Capillary glucometer readings are unreliable at low readings, hence it is important to confirm that true (lab) glucose is <2.6mmol/l before sampling
*Must be taken at time of hypoglycemia
All tests must go immediately to the laboratory on an ice pillow.
Minimum blood volume 5 mL
Note: A venous/capillary blood gas should have been previously performed.
Last updated January 2016