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Extended Tests

3-hour Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)

  • Who will be a candidate for this test: Any patient who receives a positive result on her one-hour GTT.
  • Timing: Completed after receiving results of an elevated 1 hour GTT
  • Testing method: Blood
  • Testing location: External laboratory
  • Reason for test: to test for gestational diabetes

Version (procedure)

  • Who is a candidate: Pregnant patients in whom the baby is oriented in a position not favorable for a vaginal delivery (for example, breech).
  • Timing: Typically between 36-37 weeks gestation
  • Where will procedure be performed: At Baystate Medical Center
  • Reason for procedure: To manually rotate the baby to a head first (down) position.
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