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Test Code GLUCOSE TOLERANCE, GESTATIONAL GESTATIONAL GLUCOSE TOLERANCE GLUCOSE TOLERANCE, GESTATIONAL GESTATIONAL GLUCOSE TOLERANCE

Order Code

GSGT

Methodology

Glucose (blood) – Glucose Hexokinase Ketone & Glucose (urine) – Ketostix

Prefered Specimen Type

Green Top (Lithium Heparin) and Urine

Other Acceptable Specimens

Red Top or SST

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Plasma & Urine specimen

Stability

See related tests

Specimen Requirements

Collect blood and urine fasting, at 1 hour, 2 hour, and 3 hour post glucola dose

Routine Analytic Time

4 Hours

STAT Analytic Time

Not Available

Department

Chemistry

Special Patient Preparation

10-16 hour fast. Test should be performed in the morning after at least 3 days of unrestricted diet, if possible. Patient must not have glucose IV running. Subject should remain resting and should not smoke during the test.