CAN I GET A GLUCOSE BLOOD TEST AT ANY LAB TEST NOW?
Yes, you can.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
Yes. You must fast at least eight (8) hours prior to having your specimen collected.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?
Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.
The Glucose (Serum) Test, also known as the Fasting Blood Glucose Test, is the most common test used to diagnose hyperglycemia (higher than normal levels of blood sugar), hypoglycemia (lower than normal levels of blood sugar) and diabetes. It’s commonly given by your doctor every year and during pregnancy. In addition, Diabetics self conduct this test multiple times a day to monitor their blood glucose.
Note: Be sure to fast (not eat) for 10‐12 before the test to ensure its accuracy.
WHY DO I NEED A GLUCOSE BLOOD TEST?
Are you diabetic or want to know if you’re diabetic?
This test will determine if your blood glucose level is within a healthy range. It will also screen for, diagnose, and monitor pre‐diabetes, diabetes, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:
Customers who purchase this test may also consider theHemoglobin A1c or upgrade to a Value Panel including theDiabetes Maintenance Panel or the Basic Check‐Up Panel.
WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?
Fasting ranges should be between 70 to 110 mg/dL
HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:
High result values are between 100 and 126 mg and are considered to be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Results higher than 126 mg can be considered to be dangerous and you should seek medical attention. Sometimes elevated results are an indication of hyperglycemia.
LOW RESULTS INDICATE:
Results under 70 mg/dL can indicate hypoglycemia.
WHAT IF MY LAB TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?
If you have abnormal results, you should seek medical attention from your primary care physician or an endocrinologist.