The relationship between markedly elevated glucose challenge test results and the rate of gestational diabetes mellitus and gestational impaired glucose tolerance

Karcaaltincaba D., Altinbas S., Akyol M., Ensari T., YALVAÇ E. S.

ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE, vol.32, no.4, pp.391-396, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5144/0256-4947.2012.391
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.391-396


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Even though the 50 g oral glucose challenge test (GCT) is the most commonly used screening modality for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), no consensus for the diagnostic approach is available to patients with a markedly elevated GCT result. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic utility of markedly elevated GCT results and the impact of age using the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) as gold standard.