You must book an appointment for the glucose test. Call Fimlabs appointment booking service at 010 808515, on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., or the customer service of the Ostrobothnia region at (06) 213 1626, on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also book the appointment free of charge online at www.fimlab.fi > Book an appointment.
The glucose test is used to determine whether you have diabetes. In the test, the bodys ability to balance the blood sugar level when sugar is consumed is examined.
Eating influences the test result
You must fast for 10‐14 hours before the test. Drinking water is allowed. You can drink up to one glass of water on the morning of the test and during the test. The fast ends when the test is finished.
Alcohol influences the test result
It is recommended to avoid alcohol for 24 hours before the test. Alcohol lowers blood sugar and interferes with the test result.
Stress influences the test result
Avoid physical exertion that causes sweating for 24 hours before the test.
A blood sample is taken at the start of the test. Next, you are given sugar liquid to drink. Another blood sample is taken at the intervals specified below depending on the type and duration of the glucose test. You must stay at the sample collection facility during the entire testing process.
Blood samples are taken at the following intervals:
Two-hour test: 0 and 2 hours
Six-hour test: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 hours
glucose-insulin test (short): 0, 1 and 2 hours
test during pregnancy: 0, 1 and 2 hours
For more information, please contact the customer service of Fimlab, tel. 03 311 74445 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or the customer service of the Ostrobothnia region, tel. (06) 213 1626 on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.