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

Random glucose test
Medical diagnostics
Purposetest taken from a non-fasting subject.

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


Reference valuesEdit

The reference values for a "normal" random glucose test in an average adult are 79–140mg/dl (4.4–7.8 mmol/l), between 140-200mg/dl (7.8–11.1 mmol/l) is considered pre-diabetes[citation needed], and ≥ 200 mg/dl is considered diabetes according to ADA guidelines[1] (you should visit your doctor or a clinic for additional tests however as a random glucose of > 160mg/dl does not necessarily mean you are diabetic).[citation needed]

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