GLUCOSE CHALLENGE TEST (GCT) Test

GLUCOSE CHALLENGE TEST (GCT) Test

 

What is the GLUCOSE CHALLENGE TEST (GCT) Test?

The glucose challenge test (GCT), commonly known as the one-hour glucose tolerance test, is a test that determines how your body reacts to sweets (glucose). This test is used to check for gestational diabetes (diabetes that develops during pregnancy). Suppose you're at high risk of gestational diabetes owing to obesity, a personal history of gestational diabetes, or a family history of diabetes. In that case, GCT can be done as early as your first prenatal appointment. It's possible that you're pregnant if your blood sugar is 140 mg/dL or above.

 

Most diabetic mothers have healthy infants. However, uncontrolled gestational diabetes can cause pregnancy issues like high blood pressure, low birth weight babies, and C-sections.

 

Why Done? 

  • To find out how well you can keep your blood sugar level, this test is done.

 

  • In the presence of diabetes risk factors, check for elevated blood sugar during pregnancy.

 

  • Diagnosis of gestational diabetes

 

Procedure: 

You'll have blood extracted from an arm vein. 

 

How does one prepare for the test? 

  • It is not necessary to fast overnight.

 

  • A glucose solution (50 grams of glucose diluted in 300 milliliters of water) must be consumed one hour before the blood sample collection.

 

Required Documents for GLUCOSE CHALLENGE TEST (GCT) Test:

 

  • Doctor prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

 

After Care: 

Leave the dressing strip on for 15 minutes. No particular type of care is required.

 

Cost of GLUCOSE CHALLENGE TEST (GCT) Test in Delhi: 

The GLUCOSE CHALLENGE TEST (GCT) Test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

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