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What is the process to book an RBS Test in Chennai?
What is the RBS Test used for?
An RBS test is used in the speedy diagnosis of elevated blood sugar levels which is noticed in diabetes. High blood glucose levels over time can damage your eyes, kidneys, blood vessels and nerves.
What is included in an RBS Test?
An RBS test checks for abnormalities in your blood sugar levels regardless of when you last ate; in a healthy person, these levels tend to be less than 140 mg/dL.
A reading between 140 mg/dL and 199 mg/dL indicates prediabetes and reading above 200 mg/dL suggest diabetes.
Sample required for the test
An RBS test checks for abnormalities in your blood glucose levels; the lab technician will collect a blood sample from the vein in your hand in this test. An RBS test takes only a few minutes.
RBS Test Procedure
An RBS test procedure involves drawing a blood sample from your arm.
- During the blood test, a phlebotomist will insert a needle into your vein to collect blood. Your blood sample will be collected in a vial or test tube and sent to the lab for further analysis. Like any blood test, you may feel a sting when the needle is injected into your arm, but the pain goes away almost immediately.
- A certified Lab Technician (LT) will analyze your blood sample using state of the art technology.
- Your blood report will be updated on the MFine app within the next 48 hours after blood sample collection.
How to prepare for the RBS Test?
Before the Test
During the Test
|An RBS test does not require any special preparation; you can eat and drink as usual.||The lab technician will sanitize your arm to draw the blood sample; you may feel a slight sting, but the pain goes away almost immediately.|
Things to consider after the RBS Test is completed
After you receive the RBS test report, consult with your doctor, who’d be able to recommend the best treatment plan for you. Do not self diagnose or treat your health condition.
What types of diseases can an RBS Test detect?
An RBS test is done to diagnose diabetes.
How much risk is involved?
An RBS blood test is considered safe. You may feel the following:
- Slight pain or sting when the needle is injected
- Faint or lightheaded
- An occasional bruise where the needle is injected.
How long does it take to get the RBS Test results?
Your RBS test report will be updated on the MFine app within 48 hours after the blood test.
Is the RBS Test a definitive test?
An RBS test is not a definitive test. It’s used to diagnose elevated blood sugar levels which can be noticed in diabetec and prediabetic health conditions.
How to read the RBS Test report?
Blood glucose levels are measured in milligram per decilitre (mg/dL). A reading lower than 140 mg/dL is considered normal. A reading between 140 mg/dL and 199 mg/dL indicates prediabetes and reading above 200 mg/dL suggest diabetes.
What affects the RBS Test results?
Fasting or non-fasting doesn’t affect an RBS test report. An RBS test can be done at any time of the day to check your blood sugar levels. In healthy persons, their blood sugar levels tend to be lower than 140 mg/dL a couple of hours after eating. A reading between 140 mg/dL and 199 mg/dL indicates prediabetes and reading above 200 mg/dL suggests diabetes.
Why To Book
- An RBS test is a quick way to assess your blood sugar levels.
- This test aids in the diagnosis of diabetes as well as the monitoring of ongoing diabetes treatment.
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What do abnormal results indicate?
- Pre-diabetic condition
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I avail at-home sample collection in Egmore, Chennai?
Yes, through the MFine mobile app, you can avail of an RBS blood test all from the comfort of your home.
The MFine app also allows you to schedule online doctor consultations and order medications.
What is the cost of the RBS Test in Chennai?
Depending upon the lab, an RBS Test in Chennai costs between Rs. 80 and Rs. 200/-
I am staying in Chennai. Can I book an RBS Test for my family member staying in Kolkata?
Yes. You can book any blood test all from the comfort of your home for your mom, dad, siblings, wife, father in law or mother in law using the MFine app.
Kindly ensure you put in the correct contact details: address, pin code, phone numbers etc.
One of our certified lab partners will then get in touch with them to collect the blood sample at the appointed time.
Is the RBS test done on an empty stomach?
Fasting is not required for an RBS test.
What are the early signs of high blood sugar?
- Increased thirst/hunger
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
Is 135 blood sugar level high?
A blood sugar level less than 140 mg/dL is considered normal.