Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: G

  • Glomerular Filtration Rate

    This test looks for changes in how well your kidneys are working. This is especially important if you have diabetes or high blood pressure.

  • Glucose (Blood)

    A blood glucose test tells you whether your level of glucose is within a healthy range. Fasting plasma glucose is a common test for diagnosing diabetes.

  • Glucose (Cerebrospinal Fluid) 

    This test measures the amount of glucose in the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord. If you have a serious infection, your glucose level may be lower than normal.

  • Glucose (Urine)

    This test is used to indirectly find out if your levels of glucose–blood sugar–are within a healthy range. It's used to monitor both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

  • Glucose Tolerance

    This test is used to screen for prediabetes or diabetes. For the test, you drink a sweet beverage and then have your blood drawn several times over the next few hours.

  • Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase

    This test finds out whether you have low levels of a particular enzyme that can cause hemolytic anemia.

  • Gonorrhea Culture (Discharge)

    This test looks for the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease.

  • Gonorrhea Test (Swab)

    This test looks for DNA of gonorrhea bacteria in a sample of bodily fluid. It can distinguish between an infection caused by gonorrhea and one caused by chlamydia.

  • Gonorrhea Test (Urine)

    This test looks at your urine to find out whether you are infected with gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted disease.

  • Gram Stain

    This test finds out whether you have a bacterial infection. The test can be used on various bodily fluids, such as blood and urine.

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