Comparison of point-of-care and laboratory glucose analysis in critically ill patients.

  title={Comparison of point-of-care and laboratory glucose analysis in critically ill patients.},
  author={Teresita Lacara and Caroline Domagtoy and Donna Lickliter and Kathy Quattrocchi and Lydia Snipes and Joanne M Kuszaj and Maryclare Prasnikar},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={336-46; quiz 347}
BACKGROUND Blood for point-of-care analysis of glucose levels is often obtained from different sources (fingerstick, arterial or central venous catheter). OBJECTIVES To examine agreement between point-of-care and laboratory glucose values and to determine effects of hematocrit, serum carbon dioxide, and mean arterial pressure on the accuracy of point-of-care values. METHODS Point-of-care values were compared with laboratory values. In 49 critically ill patients, blood was obtained first… CONTINUE READING
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