Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Glucose Tolerance Test standard Test in Kenya
Brief Description it is a blood test that measures the amount of glucose in the blood.
Synonymsoral glucose tolerance test"," fasting 2 hour glucose tolerance
Patient PreparationThe patient should remain seated throughout 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
Results Turnaroundwithin 24 hours of receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic Indicatorsit is associated with glucose intolerance. It is used in cases of borderline fasting and postprandial glucose to rule out diagnosis of diabetes mellitus.