Synonyms: Blood Sugar; Fasting Blood Sugar; FBS; Random Blood Glucose

Why It Is Done

Blood glucose: as part of a regular physical, when you have symptoms suggesting hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, and during pregnancy; if you are diabetic, up to several times a day to monitor blood glucose levels Urine glucose: usually as part of a urinalysis

Test Overview

To determine if your blood glucose level is within healthy ranges; to screen for, diagnose, and monitor hyperglycemia (high blood glucose), hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), diabetes, and pre-diabetes

Test Preparation

Patient should be fasting for 8 hours.