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Lab update: Glucose testing for critical low changing
New glucose parameter provides information to you sooner
The Salem Health Laboratories critical low parameter for blood glucose in patients older than one month is currently set at <50 mg/dL. This is the value at which the lab will notify the provider with a direct phone call. This critical low glucose value changed on Feb. 27 to <60 mg/dL.
Summary of change: Critical low glucose value is changing from <50 mg/dL to <60 mg/dL for patients >1 month old.
Questions? Contact Daryl Vogel, MD, PhD, laboratory medical director at 503-814-3356 or Amanda Jacobson, MLS (ASCP)CM, senior laboratory specialist, chemistry at 503-814-1632.