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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for gestational diabetes mellitus.
Release Date: January 2014
- The USPSTF recommends screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks of gestation.
Grade: B recommendation.
- The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for gestational diabetes mellitus in asymptomatic pregnant women before 24 weeks of gestation.
Grade: I Statement.
|Supporting Document||Related Items|
|Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 170 KB; PDF Help)||Clinical Summary (PDF File, 44 KB; PDF Help)|
|Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 123 KB; PDF Help)|
|Evidence Report, Screening (PDF File, 175 KB; PDF Help)||Comparative Effectiveness Review (PDF File, 2.9 MB; PDF Help)|
|Evidence Report, Treatment (PDF File, 200 KB; PDF Help)|
Current as of January 2014
Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsgdm.htm