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Overview

The diabetes test panel incorporates tests relevant to diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes. Diabetes is a group of diseases that result in blood sugar (glucose) levels that are too high.

Type 1 Diabetes is characterized by failure of production of insulin in the body.

Type 2 Diabetes is characterized by failure of production of enough insulin for proper functioning of the body or by the resistance of the body to insulin. Approximately 90 percent of diabetes are Type 2.

Gestational diabetes affects pregnant women, occurring when their bodies have very high glucose levels and not enough insulin to transport it to cells.

Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) / Glycohemoglobin – HbA1c provides an index of average blood glucose levels over the past 8 to 12 weeks. It is an indicator of long term glycemic control.

Microalbumin, Urine Test – Kidney filterswaste and toxins from the blood and retains healthy components, including proteins such as albumin. Damage to kidneys lead to leakage of proteins through the kidneys. When the kidneys are damaged albumin is the first to be excreted.

What is being tested?

The Diabetes Panel includes the following tests:

  1. Glucose, Serum (Fasting and post prandial).
  2. Hemoglobin A1c.
  3. Diabetic Urinalysis (Urine routine and microalbumin).

How is the tests used?

The information provided from various tests in this panel will give you and your physician the relevant information to monitor and/or adjust your diabetic medications.

To screen for diabetes in people who are at risk.

Sample Required?

1.Blood in EDTA.

  1. Serum
  2. Urine, random.

Test Preparation Needed?

Fasting for 10-12 hours prior to going in for blood collection is mandatory.

What is the turnaround time

The test results generally take between 24 to 48 business hours after collection of specimen.

Note: The turnaround times are estimates and not guarantee. Conditions like holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance may require additional time.

Additional health information can be obtained by our Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP).

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)includes :

Lipid profile.

LFT

RFT

Serum electrolyte

GFR