Glucose is one of the most common blood tests when investigating diabetes and in various health checks. After a diagnosis, people with diabetes often measure the glucose level themselves with a blood glucose meter. Glucose can be measured in both plasma and blood.
Having too much or too little glucose in the blood can mean that there is a deviation that needs to be followed up. By checking your glucose level, you can get answers to whether you have diabetes or whether you are at risk of developing it.
This is how it works: The test is a blood test that is carried out at the selected sampling unit.
Sample response: You normally have a response within 6 banking days after taking the sample. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test results, you will receive a report in English about your values and the doctor's comment.
To think about: The blood sample should be taken as early as possible in the day, before 10:00 at the latest.
Remember: Bring valid identification with you when taking the sample.
Glucose is a type of sugar found in the blood and is the body's main source of energy. Glucose comes from the food you eat. Insulin which is a hormone helps move glucose from your bloodstream into your cells to give them energy.
By blood sugar, sugar in the blood or blood glucose is meant the concentration of glucose in your blood. It is often expressed as mmol/L, which stands for millimoles per liter. You can have both high and low blood sugar. People who have diabetes have abnormally high blood sugar.
A high value is when P-Glucose value has been measured at 7.0 mmol/L or higher on at least two different days. A high value may be due to diabetes. But also drugs and other diseases can raise blood sugar, these diseases cause the body's energy system to become stressed, such as in the case of a severe infection, heart attack, disease that affects the hormones from the adrenal glands or the pituitary gland. It can also be a disease of the pancreas or liver.
Low values usually do not appear in diabetics unless they have taken too much of the blood sugar-lowering drug prescribed by a doctor. Or if you have exerted yourself physically without eating enough beforehand.
A low value is considered lower than normal when the P-glucose result is below 4 mmol/L. However, this is very unusual even in those who do not have diabetes, when the value falls below 4 mmol/L it may be due to starvation or a long-term dieting or fasting.<h3<Symptoms> ,[object Object], ,[object Object], ,[object Object], You may also need a blood sugar test if you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You are more likely to develop diabetes if you:, ,[object Object], ,[object Object], ,[object Object], ,[object Object], ,[object Object]</h3<Symptoms>
The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.