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Sample Type: FASTING SODIUM FLUORIDE PLASMA
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Blood glucose or sugar levels are checked to detect diabetes mellitus (a condition associated with high blood glucose levels) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), to screen for diabetes in people who are at risk even before signs and symptoms appear, to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes, and to monitor response to treatment in someone with diabetes.
Test is performed on a blood sample. An eight hour fast is required. No food or drink, water is OK. Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hrs before the test.