The glucose tolerance test (GTT) measures the clearance of an intraperitoneally-injected glucose load from the body. It is used to detect disturbances in glucose metabolism that can be linked to human conditions such as diabetes or metabolic syndrome. Animals are fasted for approximately 16 h, fasted blood glucose levels are determined before a solution of glucose is administered by intraperitoneal injection. Subsequently, the blood glucose level is measured at different time points post-injection during the following two hours.
|Summary of procedures that were conducted|
|• glucose tolerance