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Glucose Challenge Test (GCT)

Also Known as: GCT Test in Pregnancy, GCT Blood Test, GCT Glucose Test
Glucose Challenge Test (GCT)
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Description - The glucose challenge test (GCT) is a diagnostic procedure that measures the impact of glucose on the body. GCT is a test conducted at a pathology lab to analyse the presence of gestational diabetes, a temporary medical condition that some women have during pregnancy. In a glucose challenge test (GCT), screening of the body’s interaction with glucose is gauged with the help of diagnostic tools and parameters. Max Lab ensures that GCT and other ....Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

The Glucose Challenge Test is a blood test used to screen for gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can develop during pregnancy. The test is usually done between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.

The Glucose Challenge Test is used to diagnose gestational diabetes. This test is usually performed between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.

The glucose challenge test is usually given to pregnant women between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation. It is sometimes given earlier if you have risk factors for gestational diabetes, such as being overweight or having a family history of diabetes.

The Glucose Challenge Test is a blood test that measures the level of glucose in your blood. A normal range for this test is between 70 and 140 mg/dL.

You will need to fast (not eat or drink anything except water) for 8 hours before the test. You will also need to avoid any strenuous activity during this time.

Your blood will be drawn before you start drinking the sweetened liquid and again 1 hour after you finish drinking it. The amount of sugar in your blood will be measured both times.

If your blood sugar level is higher than normal, you may be diagnosed with gestational diabetes and will need further testing.

A glucose challenge test is a safe and reliable way to screen for gestational diabetes.

  • If you are pregnant, it is very important to speak with your doctor before having the Glucose Challenge Test.
  • This test is not recommended for women who are pregnant and have no history of gestational diabetes.
  • If you are breastfeeding, it is also important to speak with your doctor prior to the test.
  • The Glucose Challenge Test is not recommended for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or for those who have had a previous heart attack or stroke.

You don't need to fast for this test, but you should avoid eating anything for two hours before the test so that your results are accurate.

Yes, home sample collection is available for Glucose Challenge Test. One can simply opt for home collection while booking a test through Max Lab.

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