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A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood. Glucose comes from eating carbohydrates in food and is the main source of energy used by the body.
Normally, your blood glucose levels increase slightly after you eat. This increase causes your pancreas to release insulin so that your blood glucose levels do not get too high. Blood glucose levels that remain high over time can damage your eyes, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels.
This test is usually used to help diagnose diabetes and/or pre-diabetes.
How to prepare for this test:
What can I expect when I get to the lab?
A total of 4 blood glucose specimens will be drawn as follows:
The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.