Glucose is the main source of energy that is required by our body and we gain glucose from a carbohydrate-rich diet. A Postprandial Plasma Glucose Test helps to determine the amount of plasma glucose after taking a meal and this test is the prime measure for monitoring Diabetes.
Normally, blood glucose levels slight increases after eating. A postprandial glucose test helps to determine the amount of glucose in the blood two hours after a meal. Usually blood sugar starts to go up after a meal and reaches its highest after an hour. Postprandial glucose depends on several factors and type of food consumed is one of them.
To measure the amount of plasma glucose post meal.
This is one of the prime test for monitoring Diabetes. A high value indicates impaired Glucose tolerance, Postprandial hyperglycemia and Diabetes. A low value indicates Postprandial or Non-Diabetic hypoglycemia.