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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2014

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Screening in Pregnant Women After 24 Weeks of Gestation

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks of gestation. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
United States Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Screening [Internet]. 2014 Jan [cited 2017 Sept 8]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-screening?ds=1&s=Gestational%20Diabetes%20Mellitus