The Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Basic panel contains 2 tests with 2 biomarkers.
Brief Description: The Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Basic panel is designed to provide fundamental insights into an individual's glucose metabolism and overall blood sugar control. This panel includes two essential tests: Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c, making it an invaluable tool for initial diabetes screening and monitoring.
Collection Method: Blood Draw
Specimen Type: Whole Blood and Serum
Test Preparation: Fasting required
When and Why the Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Basic Panel May Be Ordered
This panel is typically ordered for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of high or low blood sugar, such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, and blurred vision. It's also used for routine monitoring in those with a known risk of diabetes or for those who have been previously diagnosed with diabetes and need regular monitoring of their blood sugar control.
What the Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Basic Panel Checks For
Glucose: Measures the current level of glucose in the blood, providing a snapshot of blood sugar levels at the time of the test. It's crucial for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes and prediabetes.
Hemoglobin A1c: Reflects average blood glucose levels over the past 2-3 months by measuring the percentage of hemoglobin that is glycated. It helps assess long-term glucose control and the effectiveness of diabetes management strategies.
Getting a Deeper Understanding of Blood Sugar
For a more comprehensive evaluation of blood sugar control and diabetes risk, consider upgrading to:
Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Basic Plus panel: Adds a 3 Specimens Glucose Tolerance Test and 3 Specimens Insulin Response to Glucose for a detailed assessment of how the body processes glucose over time, and Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase-65 Antibody to check for autoimmune diabetes.
Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Advanced panel: Includes all tests in the Basic Plus panel with an additional specimen for the glucose tolerance and insulin response tests, and introduces Adiponectin to evaluate a protein hormone involved in glucose regulation and fatty acid breakdown.
Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Comprehensive panel: The most detailed panel, adding IA-2 Antibody and Proinsulin to the Advanced panel, providing the broadest insight into diabetes risk, insulin production, and autoimmune diabetes markers.
Conditions or Diseases the Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Basic Panel Can Check For
This panel is essential for diagnosing and managing diabetes mellitus, monitoring prediabetes, and assessing the risk of developing diabetes. It helps in identifying both acute changes in glucose levels and long-term control of blood sugar.
Use of Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Basic Panel Results by Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare professionals utilize these results to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes, tailor treatment plans, and monitor the effectiveness of dietary, lifestyle, and pharmacological interventions in managing blood sugar levels.
The Advanced Blood Sugar Monitoring - Basic panel serves as a foundational tool in assessing blood sugar control and diabetes risk. It offers critical insights into an individual's current glucose levels and long-term blood sugar management. For those requiring a deeper analysis or with specific concerns related to glucose metabolism and insulin response, the more advanced panels provide expanded testing options to address comprehensive health assessment needs, ensuring a targeted and informed approach to diabetes management and prevention.
We advise having your results reviewed by a licensed medical healthcare professional for proper interpretation of your results.