Glucose, Urine

This test measures the level of sugar (glucose) in your urine. Glucose in your urine suggests diabetes or blood glucose level problems. Normally when blood passes through the kidneys, the glucose is reabsorbed. When the blood glucose level is too high, the glucose will then pass into the urine. This is not a sensitive test for diabetes and is not used as much anymore.

PREPARATION FOR TEST

No preparation or fasting is necessary.

NORMAL FINDINGS

  • Random specimen: Negative

  • 24-hour specimen: Less than 0.5 g/day or less than 2.78 mmol/day

Ranges for normal findings may vary among different laboratories and hospitals. You should always check with your doctor after having lab work or other tests done to discuss the meaning of your test results and whether your values are considered within normal limits.

MEANING OF TEST

Your caregiver will go over the test results with you and discuss the importance and meaning of your results, as well as treatment options and the need for additional tests.

OBTAINING THE TEST RESULTS

It is your responsibility to obtain your test results. Ask the lab or department performing the test when and how you will get your results.