Synonyms: Blood Sugar; Glu

NOTICE: This test is a component of the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel or Diabetes Monitoring Panel which may be more economic than ordering this test alone.

Why it is used:

Diagnose diabetes
Evaluate disorders of carbohydrate metabolism
Evaluate acidosis and ketoacidosis
Evaluate dehydration, coma, hypoglycemia

Test Overview:

Glucose is the chief source of energy for all living organisms and, as such, is very important for a healthy body. However, abnormally high or low blood glucose (blood sugar) levels might be a sign of a medical condition.

How To Prepare:

Patient should be fasting for 8 hours.