Would a doctor detect diabetes in a blood test if they weren t looking for it?
- JanetLv 71 year ago
Anytime you have a fasting blood test, diabetes is one of the things they are checking for.
- PippinLv 71 year ago
Standard blood work during a routine exam would usually include a blood glucose level. While that wouldn't, in itself, diagnose diabetes, and elevated level would be a sign that more tests are needed.
- Gordon BLv 61 year ago
Depends on the blood test they order and what they are testing for.
- nonpartisanLv 61 year ago
Unless they're looking for anything specific, bloodwork done during a general checkup would include testing for diabetes as well as other common issues.
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- RobsteriarkLv 71 year ago
Blood tests are tailored to what’s requested by the doctor.
So no, if they’re not looking for excess high or low glucose in the sample then they won’t test for it.
- TavyLv 71 year ago
Doctors do not analyse the blood, this is done by a lab and and a report is made of everything in it.
- 1 year ago
I've had blood tests before recently but they were for other things. I'm kind of nervous to go in specifically to get tested for it only it to come back with bad news. regardless I'm going anyway but I'm just wondering if they would've have told me if they noticed something was off in the first place.