Fasting Urine Sugar
Is a urine test also known as Urine Sugar; Fasting Urine Sugar; Fasting Urine Glucose; Fasting Urine Glucose; Urine Glucose; Glucosuria test; Glycosuria test
Why test for Urine Sugar at Symbion VIP Diagnostics Ahmedabad ?
The glucose urine test measures the amount of sugar (glucose) in a urine sample. The presence of glucose in the urine is called glycosuria or glucosuria.
Glucose level can also be measured using a blood test or a cerebrospinal fluid test.
This test was commonly used to test for and monitor diabetes in the past. Now, blood tests to measure glucose level in the blood are easy to do and are used instead of the glucose urine test.
The glucose urine test may be ordered when the doctor suspects renal glycosuria. This is a rare condition in which glucose is released from the kidneys into the urine, even when the blood glucose level is normal.
Higher than normal levels of glucose may occur with:
Diabetes: Small increases in urine glucose levels after a large meal are not always a cause for concern.
Pregnancy: Up to half of women have glucose in their urine at some time during pregnancy. Glucose in the urine may mean that a woman has gestational diabetes.
Renal glycosuria: A rare condition in which glucose is released from the kidneys into the urine, even when blood glucose levels are normal.
The laboratory test results are NOT to be interpreted as results of a "stand-alone" test. The test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental tests/information. Your healthcare providers will explain the meaning of your tests results, based on the overall clinical scenario. For further information about these lab tests contact Symbion VIP Diagnostics pathology lab Ahmedabad at 09429410291