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SPECIALTY PROGRAMS


EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT - WB GLUCOSE

Two specimens per testing event, 1.0 mL

Two sets of samples are intended for multiple-site assessment of WB Glucose; up to 20 sets of WB Glucose values, in any combination of different operators and/or methods. However each line of results reported must be derived from the same method for all specimens.


The samples uses special additives which mimics whole blood without the interferences found in hemolysate of fixed RBC based products. Allow the vials to stand for 15 minutes at room temperature (15-30 °C).  Mix vial gently by rolling between the palms of the hands for 20 seconds.  Gently invert 2 -3 times then repeat the rolling for 20 more seconds. Assay the specimens for glucose using the same procedures that you would use for patient fingerstick specimens.