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What is a Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test?
The Fasting Blood Sugar test is used to measure the amount of glucose (sugar) present in your blood after fasting for a whole night or 8 hours. This test helps in treating individuals with diabetes. The Fasting Blood Sugar test is the most commonly prescribed test for diabetes, and it is the simplest and fastest test.
When is the Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test recommended?
It is recommended when:
You detect diabetes mellitus.
You screen for high blood sugar in the presence of risk factors for diabetes.
You detect diabetes during pregnancy or gestational diabetes.
You are monitoring the treatment efficacy in patients who are undergoing treatment for diabetes.
What does it measure?
The Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test is used to measure:
The levels of glucose in the blood during fasting.
Type 1 diabetes is caused when insulin isn't produced or produced in little or no quantity.
Type 2 diabetes is caused when insulin produced isn't utilised effectively by the body.
In both these cases, blood glucose levels rise while cells are deprived of nutrition.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test?
The cost of the Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test in Bangalore is Rs. 70.
How often should I get tested for the Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test?
FBS test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions. People with diabetes can assist their doctor by keeping detailed logs of their blood glucose levels and any relevant information, like changes in activity, medications, or sleep. They should ask their doctor about dietary and lifestyle habits that affect their blood glucose levels.
What are the normal ranges of Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) tests?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken only in the morning.
Is fasting required for the Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test?
Yes, fasting is required in FBS.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test?
The FBS test is done after you have fasted (without eating anything) for a whole night or 8 to 12 hours. Usually, the blood is drawn in the morning after overnight fasting.
How can I book a Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test in Bangalore?
Log into https://www.orangehealth.com and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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