So my OB called today that I failed the glucose challenge 1 hour test and I now have to take the 3 hour one. Apparently the levels should be between 4-7 and mine was 8, which is slightly over. Does anyone know what the rates of false positives are on the first test? What does the second test entail?
I failed the 1hr test twice and passed the 3hr test twice..lol (I had to do it twice bc of having twins and a family history so they tested me early the first time)
The 3 hr test is a fasting test. They told me nothing to eat/drink after midnight the night before. They take your blood and then have you drink the glucose solution. Then they take your blood 3 more times, in hour increments. Its not too bad, you just cant leave the lab during the test. I was very tired afterwards, probably from crashing after all the sugar..lol When do you go for the test?
I failed the one hour test also, but then passed my 3 hour test.
The 1 hour test required no prep i just had to go in and drink the drink and then get my blood test 1 hour later. The 3 hour test required 3 days of eating more carbs then usual and then fasting from midnight the day before the test, then went in and had a blood test then drank the drink and then 3 hours later had another blood test.
I asked my midwife why i would have failed the 1hr test and not the 3hr and she said the 1hr is not overly accurate and a number of factors can contribute to a false positive (or high reading) My thoughts were that due to the fact i was told i did not have to fast i had a huge hot chocolate on the way to the hospital and a museli bar - may have led to a high reading.... also i had been on antibiotics due to having a really bad throat infection
I wouldn't think about it too much until you have done the next test
Thanks ladies for your advice! I go for the three hour one next Thursday. Hopefully I'll pass that one. The idea of having my blood drawn multiple times over a few hours is daunting but I'm sure its not that bad. I'll keep you updated!
If you can, bring a pillow or something comfy to curl up with while you are waiting between draws, and definitely a book, or game or something to do while waiting. I've had to do the 3 hr twice (once with first pregnancy - passed it, failed with current pregnancy), and the blood draws weren't as bad as I had expected but the waiting in between and the exhausted feeling afterwards were worse than I'd thought they would be!
I literally fell asleep during the 3rd hour, curled up in the waiting room, wishing I had a pillow
Hi HUn! This happened to me too- I failed my 1 hour by 1 point- I took my 3 hour test on Friday- Im not going to lie, its a pain in the ass!!! LoL- You cant eat anything from midnight before- Then you go in, and they draw your blood- you have to then drink that crappy drink (they actually give you the whole bottle instead of half) Then you have to wait 1 hour, get blood taken, then wait another hour, get more blood take, wait another hour, and get more blood taken! LoL- I am soo happy my hubby came along because he kept me entertained! I suggest you take magazines, if you have a laptop take it, anything to keep you entertained I passed my 3 hour test btw The nurse told me alot of women fail the 1 hour one, but then pass the 3 hour test. Good luck sweetie
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