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Diabetes >> Fasting Blood Sugar
   
Fasting blood glucose (FBS, FPG)

A fasting blood glucose test, also called a fasting plasma glucose, or FPG test, measures blood glucose levels after you've gone without food for at least eight hours (the optimal fasting time is 12 hours).

When FBS test is done?

  • To detect blood glucose level during any illness
  • To diagnose diabetes mellitus
  • As a routine part of basic and comprehensive metabolic panel

What will the results of fasting blood glucose test tell me?

Normal range: In general, FBS (fasting blood sugar) of 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) is considered normal

Above normal range: If your FBS (fasting blood sugar) is from 100 to126 mg/dL, you may have a condition called impaired fasting glucose (or prediabetes). These levels are considered to be risk factors for type 2 diabetes and its complications.

High range: If FBS (fasting blood sugar) levels are 126 mg/dL or higher, diabetes is typically diagnosed.

Note: These levels are different for RBS (random blood sugar) and PPG (post prandial glucose) tests.

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