Diabetes Check Panel
This profile measures the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Sugar is an important source of energy, especially for the brain. The amount of glucose in your blood is carefully controlled by the endocrine (glandular) system. This system causes sugar to be stored or used for energy, depending on the needs of your body. In addition, the hemoglobin A1c ("A-one-C") test is a blood test used in the care of people who have diabetes. The hemoglobin A1c percentage is a way of looking at your average blood sugar control over the last 2 or 3 months. Finally, this profile includes a Comprehensive Metabolic Profile to assess kidney function, which is critical in evaluating overall health of diabetics.
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physicianIncludes: Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP) (includes eGFR)
(A:G ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; ALT (SGPT); AST (SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum.)
Hemoglobin (Hgb) A1c
Patient should fast for 12-14 hours before collection of the specimen.Categories: Diabetes
, Kidney Diseases