What is a Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour)?
The glucose challenge test checks your body's response to sugar (glucose). The glucose challenge test is done during pregnancy to analyse if gestational diabetes has developed during pregnancy. The glucose challenge test is performed in two steps. Firstly, you have to drink a sugary solution with the water. One hour later, your blood sugar level is analysed. The results of the glucose challenge test may indicate whether you might have gestational diabetes or not.
When is the Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour) recommended?
It is recommended:
Screen for high blood sugar in the presence of risk factors for diabetes in pregnancy.
Detect gestational diabetes.
The glucose challenge test is used to monitor for gestational diabetes. The test is generally performed between weeks 24 and 28 of pregnancy.
Any family history of diabetes.
What does it measure?
The Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour) measures:
Blood glucose level one hour after the administration of depending on the 50 gm, 75 gm, and 100 gm of glucose solution.
This helps to monitor whether the body can utilise or store glucose efficiently. The higher level of sugar in the blood indicates that it is not being utilised or stored. It is usually done as a part of the panel of tests performed during pregnancy and can be performed at any time during pregnancy.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 8 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour) in Delhi?
The cost of the Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour) in Delhi is Rs. 300.
How often should I get tested for the Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour)?
The Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour) is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for the Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour)?
Less than 130–140 mg/dL
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour)?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour)?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour) in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Glucose Challenge Test (GCT) (1 hour) with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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