Glycosuria

Last updated: Friday, 06, August, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Refers to the presence of any sugar (incl glucose) in urine.

A positive test for reducing substances does not necessarily indicate the presence of glucose.

Reducing substances, glucose - urine.

Reducing substances and glucose positive

Hyperglycaemia, especially

  • Diabetes mellitus

Renal glucosuria, especially

  • Pregnancy

Reducing substances positive, glucose negative

Urine sugar chromatography - consult pathologist.

Galactosuria 

See Galactosaemia.

Fructosuria

Pentosuria

Non-sugar substances 

  • Alkaptonuria

Homogentisic acid-urine.