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Measure: Gestational Diabetes   #241000


Abstraction of prenatal laboratory data to determine if the woman may have gestational diabetes.


This measure is used to assess if a woman has gestational diabetes. Pregnant women are commonly screened for diabetes because untreated or poorly controlled gestational diabetes can cause negative health outcomes for the mother and baby, including macrosomia, hypoglycemia, and respiratory distress syndrome, as well as increased risk for cesarean section delivery.



Pregnancy, pregnancy complications, glucose tolerance testing, GTT, glucose screen, glycosylated hemoglobin, HgbA1c, fasting plasma glucose, nuMoM2b

Measure Release Date: January 31, 2017

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