Formal Name of the Test:
Other Names Used:
Fasting Blood Sugar, FBS, Fasting Blood Glucose, FBG, Blood Sugar, Fast Glucose Test
Glucose levels in the blood can be abnormally high (hyperglycemia) or abnormally low (hypoglycemia). Diagnosis and treatment of carbohydrate metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, idiopathic hypoglycemia, and pancreatic islet cell tumor rely on glucose measurements.
Fasting is preferred for this test. Fasting is defined as not eating or drinking anything other than water for at least 8 hours before the test.
Test Performed at:
Quest Diagnostics, Test Code 483
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