Understand Your Test

Glucose Tests

Formal Name

 Blood Glucose; Urine Glucose

Why Get Tested?

To determine if your blood glucose level is within a healthy range; to screen for and diagnose diabetes and prediabetesand to monitor for high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) or low blood glucose (hypoglycemia); to check for glucose in your urine.

When To Get Tested?

Blood glucose: when you are older than 45 years or have risk factors for diabetes; when you have symptoms suggesting high or low blood glucose; during pregnancy; when you are diabetic, self-checks up to several times a day to monitor blood glucose levels

Urine glucose: usually as part of a urinalysis.