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Random glucose test

Random glucose test (aka causal blood glucose) is a blood sugar test taken from a non-fasting subject.

This test, also called random blood glucose (RBG), assumes a recent meal and therefore has higher reference values than the fasting glucose test.

Reference values

The reference values for a "normal" random glucose test in an average adult are 79 - 110 mg/dl (4.4 - 6.1 mmol/l), between 140 - 200 mg/dl is considered pre-diabetes, and > 200 mg/dl is considered diabetes according to ADA guidelines (you should visit your doctor or a clinic for additional tests however as a random glucose of > 200 mg/dl does not necessarily mean you are diabetic).

See also

External links

  • Glucose Tests @ Lab Tests Online
  • ADA page that hints at random glucose levels
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