Glucose, Random

Also Known as RBS, RBG, Random Blood Sugar
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    Age group

    Above 10 years

    A glucose, random test is also known as random blood glucose test.

    This test measures the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood.

    The Glucose random blood test is done:

    • To screen or detect pre-diabetes and diabetes

    • To detect abnormal levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood such as hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) or hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)

    • To monitor the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood in diabetics undergoing treatment

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The risk factors for having diabetes include being overweight or doing limited or no physical activity, having a family history of diabetes, gestational (pregnancy) diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, high blood pressure, low high-density lipoprotein levels, high triglyceride levels, having prediabetes, and having a history of heart disease.
    The conditions or diseases which can cause an increase in levels of glucose include acromegaly, acute stress such as response to trauma, heart attack, and stroke, chronic kidney disease, cushing syndrome, overactive thyroid, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer.
    Diabetes occurs when the levels of blood glucose (sugar) become too high. Blood glucose is the main source of energy and is derived from the food which is consumed. Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas. Its function is to help derive glucose from food and deliver it to cells so that it can be used for energy. When the body doesn't produce enough insulin or is not able to use the insulin well, the glucose levels rise due to abnormal regulation of insulin in the body which leads to diabetes.
    Diabetes affects major organs of the body which include the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels can cause damage to these organs and create complications if the blood glucose levels are not controlled. The complications can even cause disability in the body and can be life-threatening as well.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results