Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Glucose Tolerance Test post-polycose Test in Kenya
Brief Description it is a blood test that measures the amount of glucose in the blood for diagnosis of gestational diabetes.
Patient PreparationThe patient should eat a diet that includes atleast 150grams of carbohydrates daily for 3 days prior to testing and fast atleast eight hours to the test.the patient should discontinue any medication that will intefere with glucose metabolism three days to the test.
Sample Typeserum or plasma
Sample volume1ml with a minimum volume of 0.5ml
Sample collection Containergel barrier tubes or grey top tubes
Sample collection instructionsblood sample is drawn before glucose administration"," 75g of glucose is administered and blood drawn after two hours.serum or plasma is then separated from cells within 45 minutes of sample collection.
Sample storageStore sample at room temperature
Reference rangefasting 65-91mg/dl"," onehour 65-79mg/dl"," two hour 65-52 mg/dl
Results Turnaroundwithin 24 hours of receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorsit is associated with geststional diabetes