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FASTING BLOOD SUGAR
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A test done to detect or monitor diabetes condition by measuring the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood after having no meal for at least 8 hours.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Fasting Blood Sugar. Fasting blood sugar test is done after you fasted (without eating anything) for a whole night or for 8 to 12 hours. Usually, the blood is drawn in the morning after overnight fasting. Drinking water is not prohibited.
A fasting blood sugar (FBS) test is used to measure the amount of glucose (sugar) present in your blood after fasting for a whole night or for 8 hours. Glucose is the primary energy source for the body’s cells and the only energy source for the brain and nervous system. A steady supply must be available for use, and a relatively constant level of glucose must be maintained in the blood.
To determine if your blood glucose level is within a healthy range; to screen for and diagnose diabetes and pre-diabetes and to monitor for high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) or low blood glucose (hypoglycemia)