Gestational diabetes: a reappraisal of HBA1c as a screening test.

  title={Gestational diabetes: a reappraisal of HBA1c as a screening test.},
  author={Mukesh Agarwal and Gurdeep Singh Dhatt and John Punnose and Gertrude Koster},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  volume={84 12},
BACKGROUND Recent technological advances have made HBA1c a more standardized and user-friendly test with wide availability. This study evaluated HBA1c as a screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a high-risk population. METHODS A total of 442 pregnant women were assessed by HBA1c. Two thresholds were used to "rule in or rule out" GDM, which was confirmed by the "gold-standard" 75-g OGTT (World Health Organization criteria). RESULTS Eighty-four (19%) women had GDM while 358… CONTINUE READING