About Glucose tolerance and insulin test
What is a glucose tolerance and insulin test?
A glucose tolerance test consists of administration of glucose followed by several tests to monitor how quickly the body can process and remove it from the bloodstream. After fasting for a period of 8-10 hours, a glucose drink is consumed, followed by urine and blood samples every hour for 2 hours.
These samples are tested for glucose and insulin levels to monitor the body’s response to glucose. The glucose tolerance and insulin test can give insight into a variety of factors including the proper function of the pancreas, gestational diabetes during pregnancy, diabetes and insulin resistance.
Why take the test?
This test measures the body’s response to glucose for a 2 hour period. It is typically used to test for diabetes and insulin resistance.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
This is an important test used to help detect prediabetes, diagnose type 2 or monitor a patient already diagnosed.
1 tests included
This is an important test used to help detect prediabetes and diagnose diabetes.
2 tests included
This is an important test used to diagnsoe and differentiate between these conditions (1 and 2)
1 tests included