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Chapter-20 Glucose Tolerance Test

BOOK TITLE: An Easy Guide for Practical Biochemistry

Author
1. D’sa Divya Shanthi
2. Lakshmi Sowbhagya
ISBN
9789352702633
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14203_21
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
7
Author Affiliations
1. Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, Karnataka, India, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
2. Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, Karnataka, India, Sambhram Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Chapter keywords
Glucose tolerance test, GTT, blood sugar, diabetes mellitus, Benedict’s qualitative method, hexokinase method, renal glycosuria

Abstract

The glucose tolerance signifies the ability of the body to tolerate excess load of glucose and to dispose of an additional load of glucose given. Glucose tolerance test (GTT) is used to measure changes in blood glucose after glucose load. Oral GTT is most commonly used in the laboratories because it is easy to give glucose load orally. It is mainly used in the detection of diabetes mellitus. This test is useful in distinguishing a person with a normal glucose tolerance from a person who has increased or decreased tolerance. Importance of GTT, details of performing the test, procedure, methods used for estimation of blood sugar, and methods used for estimation of urine sugar are covered in this chapter.

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