Fasting plasma glucose as a screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus

Mukesh M. Agarwal, Gurdeep S. Dhatt

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Although debated, most preeminent expert panels recommend routine screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Among the many tests that have been used and evaluated for the screening of GDM, the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) remains very appealing. It is easy to administer, well tolerated, inexpensive, reproducible and patient friendly. However attractive, the FPG has given varied results in different populations and its use as a screening test for GDM remains uncertain. This review will objectively assess the available studies to find the real value of FPG as a screening test for GDM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-87
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Fasting
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Glucose
  • Screening
  • Utility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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