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

What is Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy?

Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy 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 Pregnancy is an easy test that can determine gestational diabetes in pregnant women. (1)

Why is the Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy suggested?

Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy 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, Pregnancy Test performed?

The  Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy is performed by,

  • The patient is made to consume Glucose water and after half an hour the blood sample is taken.
  • The blood is sent to the lab for testing. (1)

Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy tests provide perfect results.

What are the parameters measured in the Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy?

The parameters measured in the Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy are,

  • The amount of glucose in the blood and their reaction is measured.

Preparation before performing Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy

Before the Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy 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, Pregnancy

Post-care after Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy is,

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

Sample types in Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy

The sample types in the Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy is,

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of the Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy test

Common Side effects of Glucose Challenge Test, Pregnancy tests are,

  • The blood test has no known side effects. The test is completely safe for pregnant women.

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