Blood Sugar (FBS,PPBS, Random each)

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Glucose, a simple sugar is the major source of energy for all cells.  The three most frequently prescribed blood sugar tests to determine the glucose level in the blood are
  • FBS – Fasting sugar
  • PPBS- Post prandial sugar
  • GTT- Glucose tolerance test
F B S –The test has to be performed after twelve hours of fasting.  That means the person must refrain from eating approximately 12 hours prior to this test.

  PPBS – Prior to this test, the person fasts overnight and then consumes a carbohydrate meal.  Approximately between 1:30 to 2 hours after eating, a  blood sample from vein is drawn  for testing.G T T – The test is performed after consuming a concentrated amount of glucose dissolved in water.The above mentioned tests are to monitor, confirm or rule out the Diabetes.The state of increased sugar level  (above 140mg/dl)  is known as Hyperglycemia and the decreased blood sugar level is Hypoglycemia(Below 70mg/dl). The normal range of blood sugar is

  • RBS – 70-130mg/dl
  • FBS – 70-115mg/dl
  • PPBS-70-140mg/dl
R B S – Random blood Sugar  test, is also common to monitor glucose levels. In this case, the sample can be taken at any time irrespective of the consumption of food.
PPB – Prior to this test, the person fasts overnight and then consumes a carbohydrate meal.  Approximately between 1:30 to 2 hours after eating, a  sample from vein is drawn  for testing.G T T – The test is performed after consuming a concentrated amount of glucose dissolved in water.The above mentioned tests are to monitor, confirm or rule out the Diabetes.

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