Random glucose test

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Random glucose test (a.k.a. random blood glucose) is a blood sugar test 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.

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The reference values for a "normal" random glucose test in an average adult are 79–140 mg/dl (4.4–7.8 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).

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