MFM-Glucose Challenge, 1 Hour
Green top (lithium or sodium heparin) tube
Timed endpoint reaction using hexokinase
Outpatients must be scheduled in advance. Patients should eat their usual diet for 3-5 days and fast 8 hours prior to testing. Glucose dose will be orally administered and blood will be collected at the 1 hour interval post glucose ingestion.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital at the Beeghly campus.
Criteria for Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus(GDM)
50g, 1HR Glucose Challenge
>130 mg/dl Detects 90% of those who will develop GDM
>140 mg/dl Detects 80% of those who will develop GDM