Laboratory Services

Glucose, Urine, 24 hr

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Test Description
Glucose, Urine, 24 hr
Test ID
General Information
Glucose measurement in urine is used as a diabetes screening procedure and to aid in the evaluation of glycosuria, to detect renal tubular defects, and in the management of diabetes mellitus.
Specimen Type
Specimen Requirements
Urine, 24 hour collection
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
Urine, 24 hour collection - Collect urine in a dark bottle. For 24 hour urine collections, glucose may be preserved by adding 5 mL of glacial acetic acid to the container before collection. Unpreserved urine samples may lose up to 40% of their glucose after 24 hour storage at room temperature. Therefore, keep samples on ice during collection.
Additional Processing Details
Keep Refrigerated.
UV Enzymatic
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
CPT Code(s)
Reference Range
< 0.5 g/24 h
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)