GLUCOSE is in the urine.

What is a urine glucose test?

A urine glucose test is a quick and simple way to check for abnormally high levels of glucose in your urine. Glucose is a type of sugar that your body requires and uses for energy. Your body converts the carbohydrates you eat into glucose.

The most common cause of elevated glucose levels is diabetes, a condition that affects your body's ability to manage glucose levels.

The normal amount of glucose in urine is 0 to 0.8 mmol/L (millimoles per liter). A higher measurement could be a sign of a health problem.

In some cases, a high amount of glucose in urine can be due to pregnancy. Pregnant women tend to have higher urine glucose levels than women who aren't pregnant. Women who already have increased levels of glucose in their urine should be carefully screened for gestational diabetes if they become pregnant.

Elevated levels of glucose in urine may also be a result of renal glycosuria. This is a rare condition in which the kidneys release glucose into the urine. Renal glycosuria can cause urine glucose levels to be high even if blood glucose levels are normal.

Some medications can interfere with glucose levels in the blood and urine.

For more information, contact your healthcare provider