Best agent to be added into blood sample that has to be transported for glucose estimation?
It prevents glycolysis.
How does it prevents glycolysis?
Inhibits the enzyme enolase
Why do we use fluoride bulb for glucose estimation?
Fluoride inhibits glycolysis. So the glucose in RBCs don't get metabolized and you won't get a false lower value of glucose (:
This is the note I took on fluoride! Apparently when coupled with Mg it ihhibits enolase.. So it stops glycolysis.