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Falsely Elevated Blood Glucose Caused By Maltose with Glucometer Using Glucose Test Strips

Purpose:

To identify a false elevated blood glucose reading when blood containing maltose is tested by the glucose dehydrogenase method.

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

E10-E14

Description:

A glucometer using glucose dehydrogenase test strips may give a falsely elevated whole blood glucose reading when exposed to blood containing maltose. A person with circulating maltose should have blood glucose testing performed using the glucose oxidase method.

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