Interference of maltose, icodextrin, galactose, or xylose with some blood glucose monitoring systems.

@article{Schleis2007InterferenceOM,
  title={Interference of maltose, icodextrin, galactose, or xylose with some blood glucose monitoring systems.},
  author={Thomas G Schleis},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={1313-21}
}
Maltose, a disaccharide composed of two glucose molecules, is used in a number of biological preparations as a stabilizing agent or osmolality regulator. Icodextrin, which is converted to maltose, is present in a peritoneal dialysis solution. Galactose and xylose are found in some foods, herbs, and dietary supplements; they are also used in diagnostic tests. When some blood glucose monitoring systems are used--specifically, those that use test strips containing the enzymes glucose dehydrogenase… CONTINUE READING