From New York, USA:
Is it true that there are different cutoff numbers for plasma calibrated meters and whole-blood calibrated meters?
On average, whole blood sugar levels read a little over 12% lower than plasma levels.
[Editor's comment: Commercial laboratories usually report blood sugar levels in serum (which is essentially the same as plasma). So, if you wish to check your meter against a lab value, it is important to know whether that meter reads serum or plasma, or whole blood. SS]
Original posting 21 Mar 2001
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:20
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