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Posted by beatle on December 03, 1999 at 14:30:02:

In Reply to: diabetes diagnosis posted by Jim Macklin on December 01, 1999 at 15:35:08:

: I have had the OGTT several times. Every time I was told to drink the entire 10 ounce bottle. The last time I read the label, something the doctors and lab technicians seem to have never done. The label instructions-- Non pregnant adults 7.5 ounces 75 gram dose. The question I have, is a diagnosis of diabetes based on an overdose in the OGTT valid? Does the doctor have a duty to follow the test guidelines? How many thousand tests are done that do not follow guidelines for dose, but do follow results?

Anything I say should not be a substitute for advice from your doctor. The textbook does give guidelines using 75 gm. dose of gliucose. The lab may be following other guidelines. I would call the doctors office and tell them what the lab did. Ask the doctors office what you should do in regards to this. It may or may not make much difference but in any case its not the doctors fault.

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