Any Measurement Levels for Hypoglycemia?

Q:
Any measurement levels for hypoglycemia?

A:
Blood glucose levels discussed here are venous plasma or serum levels. For clinical purposes, plasma and serum levels are similar enough to be interchangeable.

Arterial plasma or serum levels are slightly higher than venous levels, and capillary levels are typically in between. This difference between arterial and venous levels is small in the fasting state, but is amplified and can be greater than 10% in the postprandial state.

On the other hand, whole blood glucose levels (by fingerprick meters) are about 10–15% lower than venous plasma levels.

Besides above, A “basic measurement” would also include insulin, cortisol, and electrolytes, with C-peptide and drug screen for adults and growth hormone in children.

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