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Test Code GLUCOSE TOLERANCE, STANDARD GLUCOSE TOLERANCE, STANDARD

Order Code

STGT

Alt Test Name

STANDARD GLUCOSE TOLERANCE

Methodology

Colorimetric

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 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes 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.