293845 tn?1227997530

What is the gluclose test?

I have a glucose test scheduled for next Monday and it's all new to me! I have no idea what to expect or than I will be drinking some weird drink, waiting an hour, then peeing in a cup. Is it a diabetes test? Are there a lot of false positives?

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It is a test for gestational diabetes. I don't know about false positives because it will actual give your glucose level. The drink is interesting. It's tastes like the syrup they put in pop (soda) without the carbonation. They usually refridgerate it so it's nice and cold. You have to drink it within 10-15 minutes and then they'll draw your blood an hour later!
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293845 tn?1227997530
Yuck! It sounds nasty!

but thanks for the info :)
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290867 tn?1333569278
It may sound wierd but I thought the drink was good. It was like a flat orange soda. They draw your blood and thats it... The results take a day or two but its easy... If you fail the 1 hour glucose they will schudle you a 3 hour test. If you pass the 1 hour then you should be good.
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354373 tn?1299184526
There's no false positives, it is what it is.  Like the others said, you drink the drink, go back in an hour (oh yeah, pee in a cup before you drink) and have bloodwork drawn......It's not that bad.....I've done the 1 hour twice already and the 3 hour once......The 3 hour is rough..but 1 hours are no biggy!  Good luck!
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398501 tn?1334702273
i have a 2 hour glocose test on monday and i havent had a soda for like 10 years so i think it's going to be rough on my tummy ugh!
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202436 tn?1326474333
There is no positive or negative.  Your blood will be checked to see how much glucose is in it.  If it's under a certain level you're fine if it's over a certain level they will want you to come back for a 2 or 3 hours glucose.  That will be part of determining if you have gestational diabetes.  I think there IS a high rate of "failing" the 1 hr....I've heard many other women, and myself with 3 different preg. fail the 1 hr and have to do the 3 hr.  Two of my times my 3 hr came back fine.  This time it came back that i'm borderline diabetic so I was just instructed to watch my starch and sugar intake.  
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