Hyperglycaemia

Causes

Appropriate Tests

Artefactual result, especially

See Table 1.

  • Post-prandial specimen

Repeat with fasting specimen.

  • Specimen collected proximal to infusion

 

Diabetes mellitus

 

Stress, especially

 

  • Acute/severe illness

 

  • Corticosteroid therapy

 

  • Cushing's syndrome

 

  • Acromegaly

 

  • Phaeochromocytoma