What is Glucose blood test?
A common blood test, but a crucial part of any health screening, glucose levels are a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, a disease in which the body cannot utilise sugar properly. As we recommend that you fast for your health screening, the results will be reported as FASTING blood glucose results.
Why get a Blood Glucose test?
To determine if your blood glucose level is within normal ranges; to evaluate for, analyse, and screen diabetes, and to screen for the presence of hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) and hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose).
Instructions for use
Please take your sample in the morning. Take it at least one hour before any medication.
✓ Glucose: measures your blood sugar level at a specific time.
High blood glucose levels can also be caused by the following conditions:
• Severe stress.
• Heart attack.
• Cushing’s syndrome.
• Medicines such as corticosteroids.
• Excess production of growth hormone (acromegaly).
How our Home Test Kits Work
Order your kit online and once it arrive collect your sample at home.
Drop off the parcel preferably in the morning to get the earlier box clearances. Using the Return Track24 pre-paid label on each test kit, drop the package off at the nearest Royal Mail Priority Red Box to return it to the Lab.
Once your results are ready, we will send you an email with your certificate.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Glucose Blood test results is 1-3 working days of receiving in the laboratory. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.