Under normal circumstances, glucose is readily filtered by glomeruli and the filtered glucose is reabsorbed by the proximal tubule; essentially no glucose is normally excreted in the urine. However, the capacity for the proximal tubule to reabsorb glucose is limited; if the filtered load exceeds the proximal tubule's reabsorptive capacity, a portion of the filtered glucose will be excreted in the urine. Thus, elevated serum glucose concentrations (such as occur with diabetes mellitus) may result in an increase in filtered load of glucose and may overwhelm the tubules' reabsorptive capacity resulting in glucosuria.
No special preparation is needed for Glucose 24 Hour Urine. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Glucose 24 Hour Urine. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|All age groups
|< 0.15g/24 hrs