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Table 3 Glucose values and approximated initial distribution volume of glucose

From: Initial distribution volume of glucose can be approximated using a conventional glucose analyzer in the intensive care unit

Variable Referencea Plasmab Whole bloodb
Preinjection glucose (mg/100 ml) 158 ± 42 155 ± 41 153 ± 40
Incremental glucose(mg/100 ml)c 58 ± 11 57 ± 12 57 ± 11
Difference in glucose (mg/100 ml)d - -2 ± 3 -3 ± 4
Approximated IDVG (l) 7.26 ± 1.73 7.38 ± 1.8 7.40 ± 1.65
Difference from original IDVG (l) -0.17 ± 0.47 -0.05 ± 0.54 -0.04 ± 0.62
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation. aFrom plasma glucose values using the same glucose analyzer for original IDVG. bUsing a conventional glucose analyzer (combined blood gas and glucose analyzer) for approximated IDVG. cThe incremental glucose value at 3 min after glucose injection. dDifference in glucose values in either plasma or whole blood from the reference plasma value. IDVG, initial distribution volume of glucose.