Also Known As: Glucose

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About the Test

A major source of energy for many tissues- regulated by hormones, such as insulin, cortisol and glucagon

Clinical Significance:

For diagnosis and monitoring diabetes (high blood glucose reflecting insulin deficiency or insulin resistance); in critical care setting to test metabolic state

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Target Levels (where applicable)

REFERENCE INTERVALS FOR ADULTS: Target fasting value 74-106 mg/dl

What is being checked

INCREASE IN: Diabetes, Cushing's disease, stress

DECREASE IN: Insulin excess, starvation, adrenal insufficiency.