The following tolerance laboratory tests are available at our clinics without long waiting and referral:
Blood sugar tolerance: Also known as oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). This laboratory test is used to detect gestational diabetes, diabetes that has not yet caused complaints, and the condition that precedes it (decreased glucose tolerance), and to assess carbohydrate metabolism.The test is performed in the morning on an empty stomach with two samples. First, a fasting blood test followed by a blood sugar level check. If the measured value is below 7.00 mmol/l, the test can be performed, at which point the patient should consume a sweet solution containing 75g of glucose. Then, after 120 minutes, a second blood sample is taken, from which glucose tolerance can be determined after checking the blood sugar level.
Lactose tolerance: The lactose intolerance test examines the breakdown of lactose and is able to detect a disorder in the breakdown of lactose. During the test, 3 blood samples are taken: the first on an empty stomach, the second after 60, and the third after 120 minutes. After the first sampling, the patient should consume a solution containing 50 grams of lactose. During the second and third blood sampling, a change in blood glucose levels is observed compared to the fasting value: if the lactase (enzyme that breaks down lactose) activity is normal, the blood sugar level rises by 1 mmol/l compared to the initial value.
Starch tolerance: The amylum (starch) tolerance test (ATT) tests the function of the pancreas when starch (amylum) is given into the body. The test is performed on 2 consecutive days. On the first day with 5 blood samples, the first on an empty stomach followed by the consumption of a solution containing 75 grams of glucose, and then after 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes another blood sample to monitor the development of blood sugar levels. On the second day, 4 blood samples are taken: the first is also on an empty stomach, followed by 3 additional blood samples half an hour apart. After the empty stomach sampling, the patient must consume a solution containing 75 grams of amylum. Half-hourly blood sampling looks at the resulting change in blood sugar levels, as successful breakdown of starch requires amylase enzyme, and successful breakdown involves an increase in blood sugar levels.
Iron tolerance: The purpose of the iron tolerance test is to determine the absorption of iron. During the test, the first blood sample is taken on an empty stomach, and then after the patient has taken 2 Maltofer tablets, a second blood sample is taken after 4 hours to check absorption.
Cortisol daily rhythm test: This test can detect adrenal insufficiency. When the adrenal cortex is overactive, a hormone called cortisol is also overproduced. Cortisol affects all tissues in the body and is therefore one of the vital hormones. Its level is highest at dawn and in the morning and very low at night. During the test, 2 blood samples are taken on 2 consecutive mornings. On the first day, the first blood sample is taken on an empty stomach between 8 and 10 a.m. At midnight that day, the patient should take 2 tablets (2×0.5mg) that “imitates” the effects of cortisol, so if cortisol production is properly controlled, cortisol production should decrease. This change is measured by a sample taken between 8 and 10 a.m. the next morning.
The finding alone is not a diagnosis, be sure to consult your doctor about the result.
When is the result expected?
Blood sugar tolerance: 2nd working day following the test
Lactose tolerance: 2nd working day following the test
Iron tolerance: 2nd working day following the test
Starch tolerance: 2nd working day following the test
Cortisol tolerance: 3rd working day following the test
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