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Overview
Interpreting Results

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Dr. Betina Chandolia
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Glucose - Fasting Urine

You need to provide
Urine
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours before the test.
  2. Collect the Urine Sample in a sterile container available from the lab or any pharmacy. Allow a small stream of urine to flow by and then carefully hold the cup under urine. Make sure the cup doesn’t come in contact with your skin.

Overview


What is Glucose - Fasting Urine?

A urine glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your urine. This test is used to diagnose diabetes as a part of routine urine examination. It can also be used to monitor your blood sugar level if you are a known diabetic. 

Why is Glucose - Fasting Urine done?

  1. To monitor glucose or sugar levels if you are a diabetic 
  2. To assess your kidney function if you have diabetes 
  3. To diagnose diabetes, or gestational diabetes in pregnant women, as initial screening

 



Interpreting Glucose - Fasting Urine results


Interpretations

  • High levels of glucose in the blood usually indicate diabetes. High levels can also be seen in pregnant women if they are suffering from gestational diabetes.
  •  However, high levels can also be seen with certain medicines like estrogen. 

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