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Overview brief

Glucose Challenge Test is a type of test conducted to determine the blood glucose level of the patient by drinking glucose water. 

What is Glucose Challenge Test?

Glucose Challenge Test is used to determine the glucose level of the patient by consuming sugar water. The test is done before consumption and then after consumption for every half an hour.  Glucose Challenge Test test is an easy test that can determine the glucose level within minutes. (1)

Why is the Glucose Challenge Test suggested?

Glucose Challenge Test is suggested when a patient is presented with the following symptoms, 

  • Feeling thirsty and hungry all the time.
  • Constant urination.
  • Weight loss.
  • Fatigue
  • The blurring of vision.

How is the Glucose Challenge Test test performed?

The  Glucose Challenge Test is performed by,

  • The patient is made to consume Glucose water and after half an hour the first blood sample is taken.
  • The process is repeated two to three times for the next two hours. (1)

Glucose Challenge Test tests provide perfect results.

What are the parameters measured in the Glucose Challenge Test?

The parameters measured in the Glucose Challenge Test  are,

  • The amount of glucose in the blood is measured.

Preparation before performing Glucose Challenge Test

Before the Glucose Challenge Test test the patients should,

  • Inform the doctor if there are any immediate family members with diabetes.
  • The patient should maintain fasting for 5 hours before the test.

Post-care after Glucose Challenge Test

Post-care after Glucose Challenge Test testing is,

  • The patient can leave immediately after the blood test. No extra care required.

Sample types in the Glucose Challenge Test

The sample types in the Glucose Challenge Test are,

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of the Glucose Challenge Test test

Common Side effects of Glucose Challenge Test tests are,

  • The blood test has no known side effects. The test is completely safe for patients of all age groups.

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