Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

RBS Test in Kenya

Brief Description

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


blood sugar

Patient Preparation

The patient should fast for twelve hours prior to the test

Sample Type

serum or plasma

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier"," red-top or green top tube (lithium heparin). Avoid using EDTA"," oxalate or citrate p

Sample collection instructions

serum or plasma should be separated within 45 minutes of sample collection

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range


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.