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Why the test is performed

This test is most commonly used to screen for diabetes.

Normal results

Glucose is not usually found in urine. If it is, further testing is needed.

What abnormal results mean

Greater than normal levels of glucose may be a sign of:

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Glucose release from the kidneys into the urine (renal glycosuria)
  • Pregnancy

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Source: National Institutes of Health