BACK TOTOP Browse A-ZSearchBrowse A-ZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0-9 E-mail FormEmail ResultsName:Email address:Recipients Name:Recipients address:Message: Print-FriendlyBookmarksbookmarks-menuGlucose urine testUrine sugar test; Urine glucose test; Glucosuria test; Glycosuria test The glucose urine test measures the amount of sugar (glucose) in a urine sample. The presence of glucose in the urine is called glycosuria or glucosuria.Glucose level can also be measured in other bodily fluids using a blood test or a cerebrospinal fluid test.Blood testA blood sugar test measures the amount of a sugar called glucose in a sample of your blood. Glucose is a major source of energy for most cells of the...ImageRead Article Now Book Mark Article Cerebrospinal fluid testA CSF glucose test measures the amount of sugar (glucose) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is a clear fluid that flows in the space surrounding...ImageRead Article Now Book Mark Article How the Test is Performed After you provide a urine sample, it is tested right away. The health care provider uses a dipstick made with a color-sensitive pad. The color the dipstick changes to tells the provider the level of glucose in your urine. If needed, your provider may ask you to collect your urine at home over 24 hours. Your provider will tell you how to do this. Follow instructions exactly so that the results are accurate.Collect your urine at home over 24 hourThe urine 24-hour volume test measures the amount of urine produced in a day. The amounts of creatinine, protein, and other chemicals released into ...ImageRead Article Now Book Mark Article How to Prepare for the Test Certain medicines can change the result of this test. Before the test, tell your provider which medicines you are taking. DO NOT stop taking any medicine before talking to your provider. How the Test will Feel The test involves only normal urination. There is no discomfort. Why the Test is Performed This test was commonly used to test for and monitor diabetes in the past. Now, blood tests to measure glucose level in the blood are easy to do and are used instead of the glucose urine test.The glucose urine test may be ordered when the doctor suspects renal glycosuria. This is a rare condition in which glucose is released from the kidneys into the urine, even when the blood glucose level is normal. Normal Results Glucose is not usually found in urine. If it is, further testing is needed.Normal glucose range in urine: 0 to 0.8 mmol/l (0 to 15 mg/dL)The examples above are common measurements for results of these tests. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your health care provider about the meaning of your specific test results. What Abnormal Results Mean Higher than normal levels of glucose may occur with:Diabetes: Small increases in urine glucose levels after a large meal are not always a cause for concern. DiabetesDiabetes is a long-term (chronic) disease in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar in the blood.ImageRead Article Now Book Mark Article Pregnancy: Up to half of women have glucose in their urine at some time during pregnancy. Glucose in the urine may mean that a woman has gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetesGestational diabetes is high blood sugar (glucose) that starts or is first diagnosed during pregnancy.ImageRead Article Now Book Mark Article Renal glycosuria: A rare condition in which glucose is released from the kidneys into the urine, even when blood glucose levels are normal. Risks There are no risks with this test.Open ReferencesReferencesAmerican Diabetes Association. 6. Glycemic targets: standards of medical care in diabetes-2022. Diabetes Care. 2022;45(Suppl 1):S83-S96. doi.org/10.2337/dc22-S006.Riley RS, McPherson RA. Basic examination of urine. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2022:chap 29.Sacks DB. Carbohydrates. In: Rifai N, Chiu RWK, Young I, Burnham C-A D, Wittwer CT, eds. Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. 7th ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2023:chap 35.AllVideoImagesTogMale urinary system - illustration The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, ureters, urethra and bladder.Male urinary systemillustrationMale urinary system - illustration The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, ureters, urethra and bladder.Male urinary systemillustrationA Closer Look Diabetes - type 1(In-Depth)Diabetes - type 2(In-Depth)Self Care Prenatal care in your second trimesterPre-existing diabetes and pregnancy Tests for Glucose urine test Glucose urine testUrine chemistryUrinalysisGlucose screening tests during pregnancyUrine specific gravity testUrine concentration testKetones urine testOsmolality urine testKetones blood testRelated Information Diabetes(Condition)Carbohydrates(Nutrition)Diabetes - type 1(In-Depth) Review Date: 1/9/2022 Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. 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