Test Overview – A test that measures the amount of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream after an overnight fast. It is often used to diagnose pre-diabetes or diabetes. For individuals with diabetes it helps to manage their treatment plan and prevent long term complications
When is it recommended? – Early morning
Diagnostic ailment – Diabetes, pre-diabetes, blood sugar
Significance – This test helps check for elevated blood sugar levels that may indicate diabetes.
What does the test result mean? – In a fasting glucose test, the normal range for blood glucose is 70 to 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).
If the level is between 100–125 mg/dL, it is indicative of prediabetes.
A result over 126 mg/dL puts you in the diabetic category.
Special Instructions – Do not eat or drink anything (except plain water) for at least 8 hours before your test. In case you are on any special medication, inform your doctor as it may impact blood sugar levels.