Glucose (2-hour postprandial)

This lab test measures your blood sugar. It is important as it can help diagnose diabetes mellitus.

Glucose (2-hour postprandial) Overview

Reviewed: April 21, 2014

A blood glucose test measures the amount of a sugar (glucose) in a sample of your blood. A 2-hour post prandial test means that the test is done 2 hours after the start of a meal.

Glucose test is measured in milligram per deciliter (mg/dL). A normal level is less than 180 mg/dL.


Blood draw

What the results mean

A value higher than normal may indicate diabetes. See your doctor for further testing.