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Catherine Blackamore
from Australia asked on June 03, 2014:

Is the result of the PET altered if the patients BGL is above 11mmol/L?


A, Dr. from (China):
As far as i know, there is no evident showing the influence of BGL on the result of PET in previous literatures. Theoretically, if BGL is too high (i.e. close to the glucose value of dialysate), ultrafiltration would be decreased and PET results might be influenced in some extent. In our unit, if one has BGL higher than 20mmol/l, we will not examine the PET for her/him. Another key point is the impact of dialysate creatinine on measurements of dialysate glucose. You need to consult with the lab to get the corrected factor for dialysate glucose values.

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