What is a Glucose Tolerance Test?
The Glucose Tolerance Test measures the body's Glucose Tolerance through blood testing.
Why is a Glucose Tolerance Test important?
A Glucose Tolerance Test is used to diagnose diabetes and assess the body's response to ingested glucose.
How is a Glucose Tolerance Test performed?
This test is run over 2 hours. First, the patient drinks a glucose solution and the blood is drawn. Two hours later, another specimen is drawn. The results will assess the body's response to the glucose ingested.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Glucose Tolerance Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.