Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS) - Plasma

Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS) - Plasma

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FBS test helps to measure levels of glucose (sugar) in blood.  

This Test Includes

Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS) - Plasma

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS) - Plasma Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Fasting: Maintain fasting 10-12 hours before sample collection
  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Fasting blood glucose test is useful for
Screening: It is highly recommended for people who have strong risk factors for developing diabetes like
  • Family history of diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Women with Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD)
  • Physical inactivity
Monitoring: FBS test not only helps to monitor glucose levels but also to understand the severity of diabetes and delay or prevent diabetes complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and blindness.

Management of Diabetes: FBS test helps to check the effectiveness of treatment (medication, diet and lifestyle changes) and helps the doctor to change the treatment plan accordingly.

What is this test

The Fasting Blood Glucose (Sugar) Test is done to measure the levels of glucose in the blood after a period of fasting of atleast 8 hrs. This test is done to screen and diagnose prediabetes and diabetes.