GLUCOSE BLOOD TEST
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 THIS 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.
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.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
Yes. You must fast at least eight (8) hours prior to having your specimen collected.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS
Customers who purchase this test may also consider the Hemoglobin A1c or upgrade to a Value Panel including the Diabetes Maintenance Panel or the Annual Check‐Up Panel.