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Blood Sugar Random

A random blood sugar test checks your blood glucose at a random time of day. A level of 200 mg/dL or higher is a sign that you have diabetes.

Also Known as: Random Blood Sugar, RBS, Random Blood Glucose, Blood Sugar Random, BSR, BSL

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Blood Sugar Test
Random Blood Sugar

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Why Get Tested:

When to Get Tested:

  • when you are older than 45 and every three years.
  • When you have risk factors for diabetes.
  • when you have symptoms suggesting high or low blood glucose.
  • During pregnancy.

Test Preparation Needed :

this test is done after 2 hour of any meal.

Sample Preparation:

  • This test can be done on Serum. The serum should be separated within 30 minutes of collection.
  • The serum can be stored at 25° C for 8 hours and 72 hours at 4 °C.
  • Oxalate blood can also be used. Preservative sodium fluoride may be added.
  • The plasma can be stored at 25 °C for 24 hours (when there is preservative sodium fluoride).
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Normal Values:

  • Adult = 80 to 140 mg/dL
  • Children = 80 to 120 mg/dL

Raised glucose level (Hyperglycemia) seen in:

  1. Diabetes mellitus, adult and juvenile.
  2. Physiological causes.
    1. Strenuous exercise.
    2. Strong emotions.
    3. Shock and burns.
    4. Infections.
  3. Endocrine disorders.
    1. Thyrotoxicosis
    2. Acromegaly and gigantism.
    3. Pheochromocytoma.
    4. Cushing’s syndrome.
  4. Pancreatic diseases.
    1. Acute and chronic pancreatitis.
    2. Pancreatitis due to mumps.
    3. Cystic fibrosis.
    4. Hemochromatosis.
    5. Pancreatic cancers.
  5. other causes are:
    1. Cerebrovascular accident.
    2. Chronic liver disease.
    3. Chronic renal disease.
    4. Acanthosis nigricans.

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