Abnormal glucose screening in pregnancy in patients with normal oral glucose tolerance tests as a screening test for fetal macrosomia

F. R. Witter, J. R. Niebyl

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Abstract

Minor abnormalities of carbohydrate metabolism in pregnancy are a risk factor for delivery of a macrosomic infant. However, the 50-g 1-h oral glucose screen at 28 weeks is not a useful screening test for macrosomia in pregnant patients with normal glucose tolerance tests, because a positive screen does not raise the probability of delivering a macrosomic infant sufficiently to warrant intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1988

Keywords

  • Fetal macrosomia
  • Glucose screening
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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