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Lactose Tolerance.

Mnemonic:    [UNLIST LAB]
Name:    Lactose Tolerance.
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. Recommend drawing samples for baseline (fasting), 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 120 minutes.

--Draw a fasting glucose
--Administer the proper dose of lactose to the patient.
--Note the time of ingestion.
--Collect glucose speciments at 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 120 minutes post ingestion.
Note:    See special instructions. A 12 hour fast is required. Smoking and mild exercise are not permitted. Since many drugs interfer, note if any have been taken within 3 days of testing.
Processing Info:    5-18-12 The test has been inactivated. Print the collection instructions. See chemistry supervisor if any questions. The tech will have to manually program the analyzer to run each sample, then enter results manually.

Print this page to give to the chemistry tech.

Chemistry tech: Use phrase LACTOSE.
--Enter the number of grams of lactose given
--Enter the 4 glucose result values (fasting, 0.5 hr, 1 hr and 2 hr)
--The interpretation is part of the phrase