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FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Chennai

Also known as FBG (Fasting Blood Glucose), Glucose - Fasting (F), Fasting Blood Sugar
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  1. Overnight fasting (8-12 hrs) is required. Do not eat or drink anything except water before the test.

Understanding FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Chennai

What is FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Chennai?

An FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test measures your blood glucose levels at an affordable price in Chennai with TATA 1mg labs. This test is essential for detecting, monitoring, and managing conditions like diabetes and prediabetes and is done after overnight fasting (8-12 hours). This test provides insights into how well your body manages blood sugar levels, as altered levels can lead to several health issues, including increased risk of diabetes, nerve damage, cardiovascular diseases, kidney problems, and vision impairment. This insight also enables your doctor to intervene timely through lifestyle modifications or medications. This test can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment measures in patients with abnormal blood glucose levels.

What does FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) measure?

A fasting blood sugar test measures the glucose level in the body under overnight fasting conditions. Glucose serves as the body's energy currency and is broken down through metabolism to produce energy. Hormones and enzymes produced by the liver and pancreas control this process. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, regulates blood glucose levels. When these levels are high, such as after a meal, insulin is secreted to transport glucose into cells for energy production. Elevated glucose levels in the body after fasting may indicate a risk of developing prediabetes or diabetes, which can be of two types- Type 1, caused by little or no insulin production, and Type 2, caused by insulin resistance or decreased insulin production.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Chennai

Frequently Asked Questions about FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) in Chennai

Q. What is the Fasting Blood Sugar test?

The Fasting Blood Sugar test measures the glucose (sugar) level in the blood after a fasting period, typically for at least 8-12 hours.

Q. Why is an FBS test important?

An FBS test is important because it helps assess a person's risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and other glucose metabolism disorders. It also helps monitor blood sugar levels over time in people with diabetes.

Q. How do I prepare for an FBS test?

Do not eat or drink anything except water for 8-12 hours before the test. It is also important to inform your doctor about any medications you are taking, as some of them can affect blood glucose levels and may need to be adjusted or temporarily discontinued before the test.

Q. What are the risks associated with the Fasting Blood Sugar test?

The risks associated with the Fasting Blood Sugar test are generally minimal. However, some people may experience mild pain or discomfort at the site from where the blood sample is taken.

Q. Can I take the Fasting Blood Glucose test during pregnancy?

Yes, the Fasting Blood Glucose test is commonly used during pregnancy to screen for gestational diabetes, which is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy.

Q. Can I schedule an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test online in Chennai near me?

Yes. In Chennai, you can schedule an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection possible for an FBS test in Chennai?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for an FBS test in Chennai with Tata 1mg Labs. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I book an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

The booking process for an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai is straightforward and hassle-free. Follow these steps to schedule a test online: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. What is the cost of the Fasting Blood Glucose test in Chennai?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Chennai. The Fasting Blood Glucose test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 99.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test in Chennai?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of an FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar) test in Chennai are often provided in 12 hours.
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