Random Blood Sugar (RBS)

Diseases /Conditions :
    • Hypoglycemia / Hyperglycemia
    • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and Diabetes Mellitus Type 2


Whole Blood – Finger prick, venipuncture

Test Type:

Point of Care, Home Testing


Glucometer, Finger Pricks, Alcohol Swabs


    • Sanitise finger with alcohol soaked swab and air dry
    • insert test strip into glucometer and wait for flashing blood drop icon
    • Prick finger with lancing device
    • Touch tip of test strip downwards on the drop of blood on the finger.
    • Read the results displayed on the glucometer screen

Reference Range:

Plasma glucose testNormalPrediabetesDiabetes
RandomBelow 11.1 mmol/l
Below 200 mg/dl
N/A11.1 mmol/l or more
200 mg/dl or more
FastingBelow 5.5 mmol/l
Below 100 mg/dl
5.5 to 6.9 mmol/l
100 to 125 mg/dl
7.0 mmol/l or more
126 mg/dl or more
2 hour OGTTBelow 7.8 mmol/l
Below 140 mg/dl
7.8 to 11.0 mmol/l
140 to 199 mg/dl
11.1 mmol/l or more
200 mg/dl or more
Source: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/blood-sugar-level-ranges.html

OGTT – Oral glucose tolerance test.

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