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What is the Glucose Challenge Screening Test?
No preparation is required prior to the test. Blood will be drawn from the mother after she consumes a sweet liquid (glucose) during the test because blood glucose levels typically peak within an hour of consumption. No fasting is required prior to this test.
The test evaluates how your body processes sugar. A high level in your blood may be a sign that your body is having trouble properly metabolizing sugar (positive test). If this screening yields positive results, the woman might undergo a glucose tolerance test. It’s crucial to remember that not all women who perform well on the Glucose Challenge Screening test ultimately turn out to have diabetes.
What can I expect on the day of the test?
Frequently, a routine blood draw is used to perform a fasting blood glucose test. A healthcare provider will:
Following the examination, the medical professional will send the blood sample to a lab for analysis.
Your doctor may occasionally be able to check your blood sugar without using a needle in a vein by poking your finger. Your blood glucose level is measured in the doctor’s office using a blood glucose monitor and test strip.