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Fasting Blood Sugar Test (FBS)

What is Fasting Blood Sugar Test ?

The Fasting Blood Sugar test, (also known as glucose fasting test) is used to measure the glucose (sugar) in your blood. It is a common and secure method to diagnose different kinds of diabetes like pre and gestational diabetes. Glucose is a type of sugar in the blood. It is the main source of energy and is important for brain function, muscle movement and tissue maintenance. Don't eat or drink anything except water for 8 hours before the test.

Who Should Take Fasting Blood Sugar Test ?

Regular FBS tests are recommended for individuals at risk of diabetes or those showing symptoms such as increased thirst, unexplained weight loss and frequent urination. Those with a history of diabetes running in the family or other risk factors should consider this test. The FBS blood test procedure involves taking blood from one of the veins of the hand using a needle. Then, collected blood will be sent for examination, and results usually come in 4 Hrs.

  • Profile Name: Fasting Blood Sugar Test
  • Sample Type: Blood
  • Preparations Required: Fasting is required for 8-10 hours before the test. Only water can be consumed during the fasting period.
  • Report Time: 4 hours

Conditions/Diseases Detected with FBS Test:

The Glucose Fasting test helps identify conditions like diabetes and prediabetes. Early Detection of high glucose levels in the blood is important for preventing severe complications such as heart diseases, kidney, and nerve damage associated with unmanaged diabetes.

Interpreting Fasting Blood Sugar test Results & Normal Range

Understanding fasting glucose results is crucial. A fbs test normal range typically falls between 70 to 100 mg/dL.

  • Below 70 mg/dL: If your levels fall below the normal range, it indicates a diagnosis of hypoglycemia.
  • 99 mg/dL or below: This is a Normal Blood Sugar Level.
  • 100 - 125 mg/dL: If test results are in this range, it means you are in the prediabetes phase. Where sugar levels in your blood are elevated than usual, you should follow your doctor's instructions.
  • 126 mg/dL or above: It means you have high sugar levels in your blood and are diagnosed with diabetes.

Book Fasting Blood Sugar test At home

To make the process convenient, consider booking an glucose fasting test at home. Sprint Diagnostics offers home sample collection and allows you to schedule the test at a time that suits you. Check the FBS test price and availability to ensure a seamless experience.

Diabetes is a prolonged condition where the body is unable to process glucose properly leading to high sugar levels in the blood. If not properly managed, Diabetes can cause severe problems including heart disease, kidney and nerve damage. It is vital to reduce the risk of problems by early detection and controlling of diabetes. Regular monitoring and early quick action based on Fasting Sugar test results are crucial to maintaining optimal health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Fasting Blood Sugar test is a blood test which is used to measure the sugar level in blood after not eating for the entire night.

Fasting blood sugar test is used to measure the sugar levels in the blood. It can help in diagnosing diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition leading to high blood glucose levels. Diabetes can have severe complications if not properly managed, including heart disease, kidney damage, and nerve damage.

A Fasting Blood Sugar test normal range generally falls between 70 to 100 mg/dL. Higher than 100 mg/dL leads to prediabetes and diabetes. Lower than 70 mg/dL will be diagnosed as hypoglycemia.

Suppose the results of the Fasting Glucose blood test are 100 mg/dL. This means you are in the prediabetes phase, where sugar levels in your blood are higher than usual but cannot be categorized as diabetes. Change in lifestyle and following your doctor’s instructions should help in controlling diabetes.

Usually, there are no or very few signs to recognize diabetes. But these are some common signs of diabetes:

Yes. Drinking water before fasting blood sugar test is acceptable since it does not impact blood sugar levels. It is advisable to consult your doctor for precise guidelines.

The price of FBS test in Hyderabad is just Rs.100/- at Sprint Diagnostics. Schedule your fasting blood sugar test with us at an affordable price in Hyderabad

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