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Observations on Blood Glucose and Insulin Determinations

Br Med J 1972; 3 doi: (Published 05 August 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:320
  1. T. Lind,
  2. H. A. Van C. de Groot,
  3. Gail Brown,
  4. G. A. Cheyne


    The relation of capillary to venous blood glucose concentration, whole blood to plasma values, and, where possible, the effect of pregnancy on the variables have been studied. We have not been able to show constant relations between capillary and venous blood glucose concentrations as have been implied by a W.H.O. expert committee on diabetes mellitus and the British Diabetic Association.

    The choice of anticoagulant was shown to have a negligible effect on the results of a single antibody-charcoal separation insulin assay method.