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Lab test "EST GLU" what is it?

Can't find in my lab manual or on internet- I know it must be some kind of glucose test but cant find the "est" part... does anyone know the normal ranges and a short description of what it is for/significance?


Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

Where did you see this? Written on a patient chart? If so, the unit secretary would be able to tell you what it is. I was thinking, estimated glucose, but never heard of such a test and couldn't find anything like that in my manuals.


Specializes in NICU.

Agree that more context is needed. I was wanting to turn it into "fst" (maybe someone was trying to abbreviate "fasting"), but unfortunately there's no way to know with the information provided.

locolorenzo22, BSN, RN

Specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Detox, Tele.

Estimated glucose tolerance test...would be my guess......were they trying to be dx'd with diabetes?

Thanks anyway; my teacher and I were stumped and I guess if I run across it again we will either call the lab or ask unit secty(that was a good idea,wish I would have thought of it) We also had a regular glucose test on this workup and just used this for care plan analysis....I guess if we ever figure it out we will post it on this thread FYI :p

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