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Artifactual (Pseudo) Hypoglycemia or Normoglycemia Associated with Leukocytosis

Purpose:

To identify a pseudo hypoglycemia or normoglycemia associated with a marked leukocytosis.

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

D72.8

Description:

A high white blood cell count may be associated with an artificially low blood glucose level caused by the white cells metabolizing the glucose. One might wonder how many cases are missed, since only the widely discrepant patients are detected.

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