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From Richmond, British Columbia, Canada:

Can you explain the different amongst plasma, serum, and whole blood glucose? The standard normal value for blood glucose is 90-110 mg/dl, is this based on plasma, serum, or whole blood?


Whole blood glucose concentrations are around 10-15% lower than plasma or serum values. The values you quote are for plasma.


Original posting 6 Mar 1999
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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