Med Care Research Review: May 28, 2013
Background: A 50-g oral glucose challenge test (OGCT) is a widely accepted screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), but other options are being considered.
Purpose: To systematically review the test characteristics of various screening methods for GDM across a range of recommended diagnostic glucose thresholds.
Data Sources: 15 electronic databases from 1995 to May 2012, reference lists, Web sites of relevant organizations, and gray literature.
Study Selection: Two reviewers independently identified English-language prospective studies that compared any screening test for GDM with any reference standard. Read more