Endocrine System: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures; Laboratory Testing

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Endocrine System: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures; Laboratory Testing
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  1. blood sugar (BS)/blood glucose
    measurement of the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood
  2. fasting blood sugar (FBS)
    measurement of blood sugar level after a fast of 12 hours
  3. postprandial blood sugar (PPBS)
    measurement of blood sugar level after a meal, commonly after 2 hours
  4. glucose tolerance test (GTT)
    measurement of the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates by administering a prescribed amount of glucose after a fasting period, then measuring blood and urine for glucose levels every hour thereafter -- usually for 4 to 6 hours
  5. glycohemoglobin
    molecule (fraction) in hemoglobin that rises in the blood as a result of an increased level of blood sugar; it is a common blood test used in diagnosing and treating diabetes
  6. electrolytes
    measurement of the level of specific ions in the blood; electrolyte balance is essential for normal metabolism
  7. thyroid function study
    measurement of thyroid hormone levels in blood plasma to determine efficient or glandular secretions, including T3, T4 and TSH
  8. urine sugar and ketone studies
    chemical tests to determine the presence of sugar or ketone bodies in the urine; used as a screen for diabetes

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