About Reducing substances (urine)
What are reducing substances?
Reducing substances in the urine typically refers to sugars such as glucose, lactose, galactose and fructose. While it is normal to have small amounts of these substances in the urine (primarily glucose), elevated levels can indicate metabolic problems.
Why take the test?
This test checks for elevated levels of reducing substances (sugars) in the urine. It is typically used as a generic test for problems with carbohydrate metabolism in newborns.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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