Reducing substances (urine)

This is an important test that is typically used as a generic test for problems with carbohydrate metabolism in newborns

1 tests included
2 days turnaround



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.


What's tested

Reducing Substances

How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



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. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



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.