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Q. Shall I repeat GCT to confirm diabetes during pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Saumya Mittal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 08, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am 16 weeks pregnant with high GCT results. I would like to reconfirm the results. The value found today was 232 mg/dL. Can I redo the test in different laboratory to confirm the same? Is there any challenge in taking glucose again?

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, of course you can do it in another laboratory.
  • I recommend FBS (fasting blood glucose), GCT (glucose challenge test) and HbA1c. Let me know the test reports.

Revert back with the reports to a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist


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Thank you doctor,

As advised I got the test results. The results are as follows. FBS 88, HBA1C 5.86, GCT repeat 133. Kindly advice how to proceed now. When I checked fasting today morning, I found it was 101.

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • From your current reports, I do not think that you have diabetes.

For further information consult a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist


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