Benedict’s Urine test measures the reducing sugar (glucose) levels in the urine sample. Reducing Sugar is a carbohydrate that is in the form of Aldehyde or Ketone group. This test evaluates the Glucose amount in the urine to diagnose Diabetes Mellitus.
Test Code: 652
₹ 300.00

Benedicts – Urine:

Why Benedict’s Urine test?


Benedict’stest is used to test for simple carbohydrates. It detects reducing sugars (monosaccharides – glucose, galactose, and fructose and some disaccharides i.e combination of two monosaccharides sucrose) which have free aldehyde, alpha-hydroxy-ketones, hemiacetals, or ketones as their functional group. Other tests used are Fehling’s test, Tollen’s test, etc. Benedict’sreagent or solution(contains a complex mixture of sodium citrate (Na3C6H5O7), sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), and penta-hydrate of copper-II sulfate CuSO4.5H2O)is used as a quantitative test to detect the presence of glucose in urine. A positive test with Benedict’s reagent is shown by a color change from clear blue to brick red with precipitate. Once any reducing sugar gets detected in urine further tests have to be undergone.  False-positive test results can also be obtained by the presence of ascorbic acid, homogentisic acid, and other reducing substances in the urine.

General instructions:

Sample RequirementSpecimen –24 Hours urine. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.    

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