Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
RBS Test in Kenya
Brief Description it is a blood test that measures the amount of glucose in the blood.
Patient PreparationThe patient should fast for twelve hours prior to the test
Sample Typeserum or plasma
Sample volume1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml
Sample collection ContainerGel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p
Sample collection instructionsserum or plasma should be separated within 45 minutes of sample collection
Sample storageStore sample at room temperature
Results Turnaroundwithin 24 hours of receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorsit is used in the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus"," neuroglycopenia"," hypoglycemia of insulinoma and acidosis.