Glucose challenge

Challenge Screen for Diabetes in Pregnancy

(1 hour Screen Test - following 50g glucose load)

About your Test

  • Your health professional has requested this test as a routine screen for diabetes in pregnancy.
  • You do not need to make an appointment for this test.
  • You are not required to fast before your test.
  • For the test it is preferable for you to remain at Wellington SCL for just over 1 hour.  During this time you will be required to rest. You may like to bring a book to read. (Preferably do this test in the morning).
  • You will be asked to not smoke during the test.
  • You will not be able to eat during the test, but may drink water.

The Procedure

  1. When you arrive at Wellington SCL you will be given a drink containing 50gm glucose.  You will be asked to drink this within 3-4 minutes.
  2. Please tell the nurse if you feel unwell at any time during your test.
  3. A blood sample will be collected 1 hour after you finish the glucose drink.
  • This completes the test and you may eat and drink normally.

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