Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

FBS (Fasting) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that measures the amount of glucose in the blood.


glucose","plasma"," blood sugar"," random blood sugar

Patient Preparation

The patient should avoid caloric intake at least eight hours to the test

Sample Type


Sample volume

entire collection with a minimum volume of 0.5ml

Sample collection Container

grey top tube(sodium fluoride )or green top tube(lithium heparin)

Sample collection instructions

plasma should be separated within 45 minutes of sample collection

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

65-99 mg/Dl"," prediabetes 100-125mg/dl"," diabete>125mg/dl

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

it is used in the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus"," neuroglycopenia"," hypoglycemia of insulinoma and acidosis.