Blood Glucose Test Services in Silver Spring, MD
If you need to receive a blood glucose test, also called a blood sugar test, Fast Track Urgent Care has you covered. Our fully equipped immediate care centers in Silver Spring and Kensington, Maryland, offer onsite blood glucose testing on a walk-in basis. Visit us today; we have extended hours seven days a week and do not require appointments, although you can book an appointment online if you prefer.
What is a blood glucose test?
A blood glucose test is performed to measure the amount of glucose – or sugar – in the blood. Glucose is a vital source of energy, but too much can lead to organ damage if it is left unaddressed. Blood glucose testing is primarily performed in patients with diabetes, a condition that causes blood glucose levels to increase. On the other hand, blood glucose testing may also be recommended to ensure sugar levels are not too low (hypoglycemia).
Undergoing a blood glucose test is simple. A small blood sample is collected, usually through a finger prick, and evaluated in a lab. You may need to fast for about eight hours before to your test, so be sure to call us prior to your visit to see if fasting is recommended. If you have any other questions about blood glucose testing and how to prepare for your visit, our friendly team will be happy to answer them.
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Contact Fast Track Urgent Care in Silver Spring or Kensington today to learn more about our blood glucose test services. Most major health insurance plans are accepted at our practice, including BlueCross/BlueShield.