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Ann Clin Biochem. 2015 Jan;52(Pt 1):161-4. doi: 10.1177/0004563214547284. Epub 2014 Jul 29.

Two cases of spuriously elevated cerebrospinal glucose concentration.

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  • 1Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology, University Hospital in Pilsen, Pilsen, Czech Republic Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic brozp@fnplzen.cz.
  • 2Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology, University Hospital in Pilsen, Pilsen, Czech Republic Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 3Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 4Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

Abstract

We present two cases of spuriously high cerebrospinal fluid glucose concentration with approximately normal blood glucose concentrations. The cause of these abnormal findings was the use of inappropriate collection tubes during the pre-analytical phase. Whilst no patient harm was identified following this error, significant time and effort were expended by both laboratory and clinical staff to explain the cause of these findings.

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KEYWORDS:

CSF/blood glucose ratio; Cerebrospinal fluid; glucose concentration; pre-analytical conditions; stabilising solution

PMID:
25074990
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