A glucose tolerance test is used to test for Type 2 Diabetes, or higher than average glucose levels during pregnancy. The test is taken after an 8-10 hour fast. A glucose drink is consumed, and blood and urine samples taken every 30 minutes for 2 hours. Elevated glucose indicates low levels of insulin; the hormone naturally produced by the body to break down sugar.

If you are worried about the risk of developing diabetes, book in for a full consultation with your Midland Health GP.


  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test - £241 (includes 3 blood test appointments with a HCA)
  • Blood test appointment required at 0, 60 and 120 minutes. -
  • We can also offer a 15 –minute GP consultation plus the Glucose Tolerance test - £266

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